Beautiful vestiges of the past call me to accept decay and death as a vital part of life.
Eternal One, For the vital beauty that existed, I give thanks. As I experience it vanishing, help me to grieve its loss without missing the beauty that is still present.
- Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eye wastes away from grief, my soul and body also. Psalm 31:9
- Job said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21
- For the fate of humans and the fate of animals is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. Ecclesiastes 3:19
Invitation to prayer
Search your heart for a place of grief. Feel its power. Listen for its messages. Become aware of where else it is present in your body.
What prayers are emerging in your heart, mind, body and imagination?
Pray them now.
Dead tree roots, Ushuaia, Argentina