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A Prayer for Our Times

posted Mar 26, 2020, 10:41 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 11:20 AM ]
Laura Kelly Fanucci, “Prayer for Our Times”
When this is over, 
may we never again take for granted:
A handshake with a stranger, 
full shelves at the store, 
conversations with neighbors, 
a crowded theatre...
Friday night out, 
the taste of communion, 
a routine checkup, 
the school rush each morning...
Coffee with a friend, 
the stadium roaring, 
each deep breath...
A boring Tuesday, 
Life itself.

When this ends, 
may we find that we have become
more like the people we wanted to be...
we were called to be....
we hoped to be 
and may we stay that way...
better for each other because of the worst.