29th April – A Prayer for Today

When we can’t find sleep
and the darkness closes in
remind us that the night will pass
and light will liberate the day.

When the days are filled with restlessness
and insecurity
remind us that this too will pass
may your Light guide our way.

When daily life is shrunken
constrained by these four walls
remind us that the ones we love
are missing us as well.

When our minds well up
with gloom and doubt and loss
remind us that you came to save us
from the fears within.

Lord,
lighten the path before us
hold us when we stumble
lift us when we fall
dislodge our fears.
And grant us sufficient for this day
in the knowledge that we are held
in your love.
Amen

Michael Mays