It feels a little lighter now. Maybe we can really do it. Whether we win or not, all that is up to you, as the outcome of every battle is up to you. The outcome of every attempt is up to you. The outcome of every failure is up to you. Help us in this crisis to do our best for you. We know that that is all you are asking of us, but we just needed to be reminded of it.
It’s like the end of a sporting contest and we are down and beat up and hurting, lying in the mud, bloodied up, but not giving up hope, not giving in to despair. We can do that. But you have to help us. Maybe that’s what this prayer is about. Actually, that IS what this prayer is all about. Just help us. I know you can’t NOT help us, as that is one aspect of your divinity, that your grace and protection is with us always. But we just needed to ask you again. We forget….
We started this prayer by asking you to show us a possible way out of the darkness of what is going on, and now, having prayed to you, we see that perhaps what we need isn’t to know the way out, but rather just to have the courage to stay in and fight, and most importantly, to trust that we are here doing this work – work that you have made clear is no game for the weak or faint-hearted – for a very good reason that you know and that we don’t have to know.