Prayer of Waiting
by Pamela Hawkins

This prayer is excerpted from Hawkins' book The Awkward Season: Prayers for Lent. It rings very true with my experience of waiting as I reach out in faith to trust what I cannot yet see.


Like an early bloom before last frost,
like impatient rain from still-blue sky,
so too, O God,
it is hard to wait for you.

I am too hurried to let dawn break,
to let shadows fall,
to let courage root
in the soil of my soul.

But I need to learn to let dawn be dawn
and dusk be dusk,
to let you alone be God,
the God of my life. Amen

Pierre Chardin
Trust in the Slow Work of God
Thomas Merton
Prayer of Unknowing
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