God, who is present here at this moment, … and who was present in the past and will be in the future;
Jesus, the King whose Kingdom is on earth… and whose Kingdom is still to come;
Holy Spirit, who was with the Creator at the beginning of time… and who empower us now … and in the future;
God, who created the tulip bulb… and who makes it grow only after a cold winter buried in the ground;
Jesus, who died… but did not stay dead;
Spirit, who has macro presence in all of creation… and micro presence in our lives;
Life, that is so beautifully precious… and so devastatingly painful when it ends;
Grief that tears apart our lives…. and hope that death never has the final word;
Distance, that separates family and friends… and protects family and friends;
Sadness that we cannot be with people we love… and relief that staying away keeps loved ones safe;
Isolation… and solidarity;
Death…. and life;
Life … and eternal life;
Love… and God is love.
2 thoughts on “Prayer for Living in the Tension”
What a great prayer Lida!
Thank you Peter. Sometimes it feels like jumping through hoops to hold these tensions. Really, it is normal to hold them at the same time.