August 4, 2013

Prayer of Absence

Posted in Contemporary Prayers at 12:57 pm by davebayne

God of presence, help us to bear your mysterious absence.

Help us through the darkness of the nights when we cannot see you,
the discontent of winters when we cannot feel you,
the sorrow of seasons when we cannot hear you.

Attune us to the absence that is generous –
emptying of a cherished past
in preparation for your surprising future.
Lead us not into despair, but toward the hope of your coming.

Taken from: Holy Eros: Pathways to a Passionate God
By James D. Whitefield & Evelyn Eaton Whitehead


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