A July Faith Formation Series – Part IV – APOSTOLIC
July 29, 2016
June 30, 2020
June 15, 2020
This prayer was shared with me by one of the Faith Community Nurses from our parish who works at CentraCare. It is a prayer to remind us that our lived experience can be a beautiful offering to God. Enjoy!
Our Lives as Prayer I do not know when we can gather again to worship, Lord.
So, for now I just ask that:
When I sing along in my kitchen to each song on Stevie Wonder’s Songs in The Key of Life Album, that it be counted as praise. (Happy 70th Birthday, SW!)
And that when I read the news and my heart tightens in my chest, may it be counted as a Kyrie.
And that when my eyes brighten in a smile behind my mask as I thank the cashier, may it be counted as a sign of peace.
And that when I water my plants and wash my dishes and take a shower, may it be counted as remembering my baptism.
And that when the tears come and my shoulders shake and my breathing falters, may it be counted as prayer.
And that when I stumble upon a Tabitha Brown video and hear her grace and love of you, may it be counted as hearing a homily.
And that as I sit at that table in my apartment, and eat one more homemade meal, slowly, joyfully, with nothing else demanding my time or
attention, may it be counted as Communion. Amen.-Adaptation of “Prayer” by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, Lutheran Pastor and Author