Sunday, January 28, 2007

A Prayer for Midlife Grieving

Compassionate One,
I sit with empty hands
wondering about the losses
of my life.

I sit with empty hands
pondering the pain
of many goodbyes.

I sit with empty hands
searching for decisions
about difficult choices.

I sit with empty hands
facing the limitations
of my aging.
Joyce Rupp
I sit with empty hands
looking for my life
among the broken pieces.

I sit with empty hands
sifting through dreams
that have disintegrated.

I sit with empty hands
feeling the ache and sorrow
of all my losses.

I sit with empty hands
yearning for the unfolding
of my true identity.

Compassionate One,
I sit with empty hands
trusting that your presence
embraces my pain,
shelters my vulnerability,
and gives meaning
to my countless dyings.

by Joyce Rupp

3 comments:

  1. Such heart felt words. It makes me think of my Mom and all the losses she has known.

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  2. Very sad losing someone close that touched your life so deeply. Just remember they are in a better place, embraced in the palm of His hand! :)
    My prayers are with you! :)

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  3. Thank you both for your kind comments. They are very meaningful and important to me.

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