A prayer when we are not OK

Gracious God,
help us remember that it is OK not to be OK.
We grieve.
We worry.
We fear.
Help us remember that it is OK not to be OK.
Frustration,
anxiety,
disquiet
swirl within us.
Help us remember that it is OK not to be OK.
Loneliness,
restlessness,
unease
fill our days.
Help us remember that it is OK not to be OK.
We wonder.
We doubt.
We dread.
Help us remember that it is OK not to be OK.
And help us remember you love us
you love us just as we are.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

7 April 2020
The Rev. W. Mark Koenig
with thanks to the Rev. Yena K. Hwang
who used the image “It is OK not to be OK”
at the 2018 Montreat Youth Conference

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Purple flowers, Morningside Gardens #56

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21 March 2020
Morningside Gardens
Manhattan, New York

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Why I like New York 43 – Art

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12 March 2020
Peregrine Falcon
Corner of W. 72nd and Broadway
Manhattan, New York

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Purple flowers, Morningside Gardens #55

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21 March 2020
Morningside Gardens, Manhattan, New York

 

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31 March 2020

Pacing (walking). Core work (gentle) with NK Body Philosophy by FaceTime. Stretching. The Shire.
Transgender Dysphoria Blues – Against Me!
Drone Bomb Me – ANOHNI
I’d Love to Change the World – Shea Diamond
iT – Christine and the Queens
A Girl Called Johnny – The Waterboys
Warrior Heart – Shawnee
Thorn in Your Side – namoli brennet
Body Was Made – Ezra Furman
Girls and Boys – Blur
King for a Day – Green Day
Androgynous – The Replacements
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
We Exist – Arcade Fire
Eudaemonia – Them Are Us Too
What Is This Thing Called Love – Billy Tipton
I Want It All – Baby (the Playbill 30 Day Song Challenge – thanks Sean)

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Purple flowers, guest collection #107

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31 March 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana
photo by the Rev. Kim Rodrigue

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A prayer of thanks

Dear God,

in times when I am frightened,

in days when I am discouraged,

in situations when I am unsettled,

even as I grieve for what is lost,

remind me to seek reasons to say

“thank you.”

Amen.

31 March 2020

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