By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

Do you ever feel as if your heart is closed? Like the door is shut? Like it’s a growing impossibility for your heart to let in any more love, pain, joy, or divine presence? Today’s prayer takes that seriously, admitting that it’s possible for the door to our heart to get stuck, to need oil. May there be a way toward holy gentleness for your heart today.

Let us pray:

Lord, oil the hinges
Of our hearts’ doors
That they may swing gently
And easily to welcome
Your coming.
—New Guinea