Daily Prayer 365

Day 146
Tuesday, January 24, 2023


Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness, for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with groanings too deep for words. —Romans 8:26

In Irish when you talk about emotion, you don’t say, ‘I am sad.’ You’d say, ‘sadness is on me’—’ta bron orm.’ And I love that because there’s an implication of not identifying yourself with the emotion fully. I am not sad, it’s just that sadness is on me for a while. Something else will be on me another time, and that’s a good thing to recognize. —Pádrig Ó Tuama, Podcast: Poetry Unbound, December 17, 2021

When I wear a cloak of sorrow, intercede, O Spirit, with your groaning sigh too deep for words. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

January 24, 2023

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