before the Lord
when holiness around us rings
we dart and weave and pray,
not asking God
to right a wrong or cure an ill at all
but less offensively,
to let us use this prayer platform
to amplify a need,
that we might just address
if we were made aware.
“God make us mindful.”

We could send fruit, or hold a hand,
and when death comes,
arrange some meals.
We might indeed show empathy for want and
offer rides when illness strikes
if we were made aware.

To dare to stand and pray
that He will heal the sick,
or raise the dead
protect and keep us
and with His Holy Angels wrench us free from peril:
This is gross presumption.

Less offensively
we might just address these issues
if we were made aware.

 April 28, 2014

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