Sunday, June 14, 2009


We just returned from a 4-day camping trip to Lake Cushman, WA. What a beautiful spot on the Hood Canal & what a wonderful way to start the summer - which is why I'm posting this prayer:

Let Me Live Grace-fully

Thank you Lord,
for this season
of sun and slow motion,
of games and porch sitting,
of picnics and light green fireflies
on heavy purple evenings;
and praise for slight breezes.
It's good, God,
as the first long days of your creation.

Let this season be for me
a time of gathering together the pieces
into which my busyness has broken me.
O God, enable me now
to grow wise through reflection,
peaceful through the song of the cricket,
recreated through the laughter of play.

Most of all, Lord,
let me live easily and grace-fully for a spell,
so that I may see other souls deeply,
share in a silence unhurried,
listen to the sound of sunlight and shadows,
explore barefoot the land of forgotten dreams and shy hopes,
and find the rights words to tell another who I am.

Ted Loder - Guerrilas of Grace, p. 131


PJ said...

this has brought tears to my eyes....and wishes of this for my children, thank you

Becky S. said...

Love this poem/prayer....