Dec 31, 2021
Prayer for a Pandemic
The last day of the second year
Friday of a week of grayness
Now and then a bit of sun
For a moment, like a new creation.
Ahead a new year arrives now
Within the third year of sickness
Now and then a bit of hope
For a moment, Your voice echoes again.
My prayer, for new pandemics
Unrestrained growth and spread of these
Now and always unrestrained bits
Continuously new heavens and earth.
Revelation twenty-one day
Light life completion pouring forth
Startling truth God with us now
And semper without end we pray to you
Pour newness into our world Lord
Bond us to one another Lord
Heal ills of body and soul
See You make all things new, only You God.
Numberless variants of love
Uncounted ways of connection to
You create again new worlds
In our souls and our neighborhoods You walk
Our hope is in one another for
We find each other in finding
You who reveal again the
Beauty of all created things, the blessing
Beyond the viral, far beyond
Comes newness of wings of worship
Our faces shine, not with fever
In reflection of your own healing eyes.
New Year’s Eve ‘21
[Photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash]