Prayers For Tough Times

A Prayer For One Experiencing Frustration

Dear God,

When disease again flexes its muscles
and the weather tears through our best laid plans,
when the present appears precarious
and the way ahead resembles a Houston freeway,
make our spirits as tough as Texas mesquite,
that gnarly ballet of tenacity,
not bowing,
not budging,
not breaking,
anchored by a stubborn taproot of intractable faith.


Credit: Taken from a prayer by the head of the Methodist Hospital Spiritual Care Team, Houston.