prayer for now & later


may i grow older (in your) grace-fully

grant that i may, like this summer squash vine,

though fading fast, still bear beautiful golden fruit

prodigious…perhaps involuntary… bright flowers

sprout even as spiky vine and dry leaves wither… yet

share your gifts of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,

goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control

(some fruit may not fully mature but may i die trying)


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