Here, at the end of the day
Can I go back
And have a do over for the moments I spent today?
So, I can hold for a moment now
What I realize I missed then.
As I went from this to that.
Going down my list.
Everything on it important.
Can I have a do over?
So I can pay more attention in that moment just past.
And, take a bit more time to enjoy that chance conversation.
And, to listen better.
And, to listen even better than that.
But, there are no do overs for moments already spent.
We confess, O God, that more often than not our prayers are prayers said on the run. Words whispered in midst of the daily push and pull of life as it is for us.
Pushed outwards towards another and also to You.
O my God!
Did you hear?
I’m so sorry.
That is so wonderful.
But, maybe we also need a moment for something more.
So settle us into this moment, O God, that we might pray a bit more deeply;
Being mindful not only of our own lives, but the also the lives of those around us and those whom we love and those whom we know and all those within the circle of Your love. And, may we pause long enough that we might also listen for that still, small voice which would speak to us still.
O God, hear our prayers.
And, may we hear Yours.