Wednesday, March 18, 2020

fourth wednesday in lent

“O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice;
    in the morning I plead my case to you, and watch.” Psalm 5:3

for little kids waking up
cranky and weary (already)
of a new routine;
for parents struggling
to be teachers of stuff
they had forgotten years ago;
for researchers cracking weary spines
and trying not to touch aching eyes,
searching for a new vaccine,
a quicker way to diagnose;
for those whose isolation
is a prison sentence, and
those who would serve right beside them
in nursing homes, and hospital rooms;
for those whose tapping feet
long to take them out into a world
they know they must avoid;
for all and every, for each and one,
we pray, O Lord,
hear our voices
hear our hearts

© 2020 Thom M. Shuman

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