Monday’s mourning

a prayer based on Isaiah 65:17-21

God, we weep – 
we weep for we have no words 
to adequately express the worry 
that sits so heavily within our hearts:
worry for infants that live but a few days,
worry for the elderly who will not see out their lifetime,
worry for those whose current health issues 
or socio-economic circumstances place them at great risk ….

Hear our cry of distress
and help us to hear again Your promise:
“For I am about to create new heavens
and a new earth;
the former things shall not be remembered
or come to mind.”

Offer us this day,
a moment of joy,
a minute of delight,
that we may look ahead with hope and longing
to the forever-song 
that we will sing with gladness
as we feast at Your table. 

In Jesus’ name.

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