Sunday Evening Prayer

Adult woman is enjoying morning coffee in nature

It’s all become too complicated:

the apps on my smartphone,

the struggle to squeeze too many tasks into a week, a day, an hour,

the strain on my energy reserves,

the daunting feeling it will never be enough.

 

I need to turn, turn,

turn some more until I come ’round right.

Turn, turn,

turn some more until peace bursts forth.

Behold the simple gifts,

bask in grace’s simplicity,

lay down in a valley of lush love and vibrant delight.

 

So turn me away from what I’ve made too complicated,

free me from the preoccupations which bind me,

forgive me when I take myself too seriously.

Lay me down enveloped in mercy.

Turn, turn, and turn some more.

 

~ Inspired by the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts”

 

 

 

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