May It Be Counted As...
“I do not know when we can gather together again in worship, Lord.
So, for now I just ask that:
When I sing along in my kitchen…that it be counted as praise.
And that when I read the news and my heart tightens in my chest, may it be counted as a Kyrie.
And that when my eyes brighten in a smile behind my mask as I thank the cashier may it be counted as passing the peace.
And that when I water my plants and wash my dishes and take a shower may it be counted as remembering my baptism.
And that when the tears come and my shoulders shake and my breathing falters, may it be counted as prayer.
And that when I stumble upon a… video and hear [the] grace and love of you may it be counted as a hearing a homily.
And that as I sit at that table in my apartment, and eat one more homemade meal, slowly, joyfully, with nothing else demanding my time or attention, may it be counted as communion. Amen.”
*Excerpts from: Sunday Prayers; May 17, 2020 (kind of) Nadia Bolz-Weber https://nadiabolzweber.substack.com/p/sunday-prayers-may-17th-2020?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo2NDkwNjEwLCJwb3N0X2lkIjo0NjQzMDYsIl8iOiIrSXJRVCIsImlhdCI6MTU4OTgxMjQ3MiwiZXhwIjoxNTg5ODE2MDcyLCJpc3MiOiJwdWItMjM3MzMiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.hXglBIZA0pRfI0tPsqUUqzO1gnTHI7jEBcU_R_Ykdfc