a prayer for Christ the King Sunday 2019
“The Lord sits over the flood; the Lord sits as king forever.” Psalm 29:10
“But I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22:27
O Lord, my dim, mountainous interior catches
and stores up (on high, inaccessible slopes)
such a weight,
and though subsequent sudden melts
are purifying in their way, they also tend
to leave a mess:
muddied torrents bearing root-ripped
spruce, weathered boards, worn-out mattress,
a child’s chest.
O Lord, in this swirl of past and current
(in my raging, sad-mad thrash toward
trade your sceptre for a shovel, become
for me the Lord of the dam, the al-
who can move muck, construct earthworks
that hold, channel these flows into
protect my tender green, maybe even generate
a little power, from which—perhaps—
a little light.
is pastor at Hepburn (Sask.) MB Church.
Image: Eleanor Ratzlaff is a new artist (@queenokingsford) working in acrylic and watercolour. She attends North Kildonan MB Church, Winnipeg.