As I stumble through my life, God,
there are times when I despair,
long to know your presence near me,
find an answer to my prayer.
Still, I speak and hope you hear me,
hear the words I try to say,
wondering if you care about me
and what happens day to day?
Round each corner of my life, God,
I can question where you are,
think you’re missing, never listening,
only watching from afar.
As I gaze into the darkness,
pondering what my life’s about,
I remember all we’ve been through
and I wonder why I doubt.
Then I know you’ve never left me,
always been there from the start,
and I’m sorry for my doubts, God,
we will never be apart.
Help me lean on all you’ve promised,
know that on you I depend:
as you’ve kept me, so you’ll keep me
from this day until the end.
© Gary Hopkins 2012
Metre: 87 87D
Suggested tune: Nettleton
Prayer for the end of the day
God beyond time,
The night is late! I should be sleeping.
This hour has crept upon me,
and yet much is incomplete.
God in time,
give me the courage to let go,
grant me the grace to accept what is not done,
and allow me the peace to forgive myself.
God throughout time,
seal my sleep in love.
Meditation and Prayer for Holy Saturday
Some might regard the Saturday in Holy Week
as not very important.
A day of insignificance sandwiched between two great events.
But there’s something crucial about this gap.
Indeed, there’s something vital about all gaps.