Mar 26, 2017

Prayer Reflection: Messy Hearts

Here’s a prayer reflection inspired by Ezekiel 37:1-3 (Elijah and the valley of dry bones). It comes from Rachel Hackenberg (see link below).

Prayer Reflection
(inspired by Ezekiel 37:1-3)

What else can you make of this mess, O God?
We trust — Lord help us, we have to trust —
that you see the mess,
that you can imagine something different from this ridiculousness,
and more than that:
we trust that you consider this particular chaos,
this moment of tangled violences and uncertainties and imprecisions
within the scheme of your eternal landscape
where creative surprises challenge dead ends
and prolific healing invigorates broken bones.

We trust that you are familiar with messes
and we pray that you hold with just as much hope
our own messy hearts,
broken and strained
and make of them what we cannot yet know.

~ written by Rachel Hackenberg, and posted on rachel g. hackenberg.