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A Prayer for Entering the World Again

A Prayer for Entering the World Again

A Prayer for Entering the World Again

If you’re uncertain how to move forward

if you’re unsure of how to be and who to see

if you’re weary of the long days of isolation

if you’re tired and worn out

if you’re eager for hugs and handshakes

if you’re excited to explore and travel —

 

this prayer is for you.

 

May you be gentle with yourself

tread lightly if needed

trust the small movements taken in hope

and lean into the One who walks with you.

 

May you be gentle with others

take time to listen

breathe deeply

take a posture of compassion

and lean into the One who walks with you.

 

May you be gentle with the world

celebrate the consistency in the changing of seasons

listen for the sounds of spring’s renewal

splash in a river’s water

and lean into the One who walks with you.

 

As you move forward,

may the God of infinite love

and boundless grace

bless you and keep you

now and forever.

 

Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is an ordained ELCA pastor, mother of two, and spouse of an ELCA pastor. She lives with her family in Cole Camp, MO. You can read more at her website, follow her work on Facebook, or sign up for her monthly newsletter.

 

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