I went to mass today for the first time in probably a year. My niece had told me she was going to enter a prayer writing competition and that she would like help writing one. So I helped her write one. Then I wrote one and signed it as her brother and bet her a thing of Ben and Jerry's she would get an accolade over mine (I try to find excuses to buy the kids ice cream). below is the prayer I wrote.
Lord I look at you with wonder and awe
I continue to paw, scratch and claw
I feel covered in dirt, bruised and sore
thank you for opening the door
As I limp away from the past I smile wide with glee
how strong I'd become could only be known by thee
As I approach the mountain range from the deep valley below
Thank you for showing me how to climb in the cold
The blood drips down as I carry this cross, so hard and so heavy
Thank you for carrying me when I fall, and my words have lost brevity
The journey to go is longer now than it had been before.
Walk with me until I reach ...