Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lent 34

"Be single-minded in heart and action,"
thus saith the LORD.

O God of my father, O God of my mother,
O storied God who has pursued us in love for generations:
I confess that I am scattered,
highly unfocused -- so unlike you!
My love is intermittent, my mood variable,
and I am pulled apart for lack of direction.

Call me to task! Set my feet on your path!
Let all of my life be focused in love on you.
Take my "to do" list and my busyness,
and give me the vision to discern if they are part of your work;
take even -- ah, can I say it truly? -- my family
and let our collective life be caught up in your life.

I do not know if I can pray it honestly,
but: Put me to the test. See if I am following you.
Then set out a signpost if I need to be called in new direction.

"Be single-minded in heart and action." -- Jeremiah 32:39, NIV

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