Gentle thunder rolls,
Before rain pounds heavily.
Plants soak up wet green.
© D. Elaine Wood-Lane
Holy God, you have shown me light and life,
You are stronger than any natural power.
Accept the words from my heart
That struggle to reach you.
Accept the silent thoughts and feelings
That are offered to you.
Clear my mind of the clutter of useless facts.
Bend down to me, and lift me in your arms.
Make me holy as you are holy.
Give me a voice to sing of your love to others.
Ancient Christian prayer, written on papyrus
Quoted from the book, “Simple Prayers & Blessings,” Margaret Anne Huffman & Gary Wilde, 1999, p. 292