Toddling, a Prayer


You know,

that we cannot pivot anymore

because we are too dizzy.

In fact,

we are so dizzy that walking has become problematic

So we make our way like toddlers

knowing our best right now

looks nothing like two year ago

Please hold my hand God

as I toddle along,

steady my step

and murmur comforting words

into my ear, as I toddle along,


I pray.


Feel free to use/adapt/share with credit to Pastor Katy Stenta

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With Thanks for the inspiration from @lmcheifetz who pointed out we can’t pivot anymore.

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3 Replies to “Toddling, a Prayer”

  1. Karoline Lewis (pp. 20-21 of her “John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries,” which I was able to get online from the public library via Hoopla) notes that John 1:18 really says that the only begotten (Son not being part of the original Greek), who is at home at the bosom of the Father, who makes God known. This bosom indicates extraordinary tenderness and intimacy, and represents the God who, like a mother, provides all that is needed for sustenance and for life of Jesus and of believers, who are children of God. (The 1750s rise of anatomy, making the female body on object to be studied, and of pornography, sexualizing the female body, made “bosom” loaded in ways that were then not considered appropriate for understanding God; hence the Charles-and-Mary-Lamb style translations today.)

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