A prayer for calm.

God.

We need calm.

We’re almost afraid to say that word, or words like it. We are afraid we’ll jinx things, that mentioning calm or quiet will cause chaos.

I think we may even be afraid to say “jinx” in a prayer.

But we need calm.
In our minds.
In our hearts.
In our souls.
In our actions.

I ask today, for my friends, that the voice that has said “fear not” will bring calming to our lives and allow us to bring calm to the chaos we face.

Thank you, God.
Amen.

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From God. We Still Need You: A Year of Pandemic Prayer and Practice from a Hospital Chaplain