The Weekly Review

by Chris Bowler

A Prayer for Today

Lord of Creation,
create in us a new rhythym of life
composed of hours rather than stress,
of days that deliver rather than destroy,
of time that tickles rather than tackles.

Lord of Liberation,
by the rhythm of Your truth, set us free
from the bondage and baggage that break us,
from the Pharaohs and fellows who fail us,
from the plans and pursuits that prey upon us.

Lord of Resurrection,
may we be raised into the rhythm of Your new life,
dead to deceitful calendars,
dead to fleeting friend requests,
dead to the empty space of our accomplishments.

To our packed-full planners, we bid, "Peace!"
To our over-caffienated consciences, we say, "Cease!"
To our suffocating selves, Lord, grant release.

Drowning in a sea of deadlines and death chimes,
we rest in You, our lifeline.

– Shane Claiborne

&