Prayers and Poems

A Springtime Prayer by Joyce Rupp    

Ever-renewing and energizing Creator,

come, stir my dormant spiritual limbs.

 

Wake up my tired prayer.

Revive my weary efforts of care.

Sing hope into my discouragement.

 

Wash my dusty, drab attitude

with the cleansing rains of your vision.

 

Go deep to my roots and penetrate my faith

with the vibrancy of your grace.

 

Shake loose the old leftover oak leaves

of my tenacious ego- centredness.

 

Coax joy to sprout from my difficulties.

Warm the buds of my relationships

so they bloom with healthy love.

 

Clear out my wintered debris

with the wild breeze of your liberating presence.

 

Nudge me, woo me, entice me, draw me to you.

I give you my trust and my gratitude

as you grace my slowly thawing spirit.

 

Light-filled Being, my Joy and my Hope,

let the greening in me begin!

 

Joyce Rupp

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