Might That I

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Might that I,
Sometime between,
The fading night,
And twilight’s shattered seams,
Seek a moment,
To say,
If I may,
These words;
Be they kind enough,
A worthy suffice,
One scattered few,
Indelicately placed,
Around the air,
Above the windows,
Beneath the pews,
Where they hover,
Round Holy spots,
A place to be,
Unseen,
Heard in silence,
By You and we,
I think I will.
Find a way,
To cobble a phrase,
And try to pray.
Amen.

–Richard Bryant

I Need To Be Found (Luke 15:1-10)

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Gracious God,
We do not know we are lost.
Nor are we aware of a need to be found.
Our existence,
Defined by our soul’s incapacity to see,
Being marked only by our presence.
This cannot last.
I cannot remain unfound as
One wandering among nothing.
Yet, I am,
Lost and do not know.
Now,
A self-misplaced,
Single-separated,
Detached,
Joy ripped from Grace,
Waiting to be found,
Reunited with the forgotten,
By someone who cares enough,
To look.
Amen.

–Richard Bryant

To Connect the Disordered (A Prayer)

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Gracious God,
Restore my soul aright, but not at ease.
May I be comforted and called,
to serve, wait, and simply be.
With your people,
In this place,
A kingdom now,
Which readily awaits,
With overwhelming needs,
May we reset the fractures,
Bring healing to the wounded,
Connect the disordered,
Listen to one another’s pain,
As we keep your love,
Alive.

Amen

–Richard Bryant

Timely

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Hey,
(read this next part,
in your silent voice,
deep in your heart)
I’ve been thinking,
If you need me to help,
I’ll be glad to pick up stuff
If I’ve got the time,
I see the clothes on the ground,
Right now,
I’m really comfortable,
laying down,
it’s not a good time for me,
not really timely,
at the moment,
doing stuff is a bit tiresome,
I’d mow the yard,
but hey,
it’s hot and hard,
but baby,
I’d catch you a fish,
but you know,
they make me sick,
so baby girl,
remember this,
I”ll do anything,
except,
be accommodating,
or find something to fix.

–Richard Bryant