Lord God Almighty, I am on my knees, with my arms outstretched to you, because I am in need of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit
I need encouragement as a parent of a child who has been faking their online schooling for the last two weeks.
Patience as I wait for more information, so that my job can make the next decision about how we are running things this week.
Courage as I realize that every single person has their own idea about what is and isn’t safe and we have to navigate relationships together.
Inspiration as I try to figure out how to connect with the people in my lives in new and not discouraging/draining ways.
Hope as death after death, sick after sick case comes in and the solution seems no closer than it was two months ago.
Breath as I am working too many hours of too many days and don’t know when it’s all going to end.
Love as all of my imperfections have been laid bare in this time where self-examination is unavoidable and all the things I’m carrying have been stuck in quarantine with me.
Lord remind me that I am more than my job or my role in my family or my material worth.
Lord, remind me that I am God-breathed, gifted by the Holy Spirit, and sibling of Jesus Christ.
In this time of crises–when every way I function is under a microscope and every emotion I am having is magnified–allow me to full discern and differentiate myself as a child of God.
And even if these aren’t exactly the things I need, and I am too mired to know what it is I really need.
Please grant me the gifts of the Holy Spirit, I pray.
And if I can’t pray to the Holy Spirit, help me to breathe:
and out again
until the Holy Spirit prays me, instead.
In Christ’s name I pray. Amen.
Meme found here by KC Green
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