tumble-weed prayer


Lord, God of all creation

help me to see that the things in my life

which seem dead and blown about

are part of the tumbling beauty of the world around and within me.


Help me to see that when Lent catches a blowing dead thing in mid-flight

in my life, that the arresting image of even sharp wire and dead weeds

can be a source of awe in your creation

and in our hearts.


Help me to see that Lent provides space in which to see what is rooted and what is tumbling

and to be peaceful with both.


And help me to be amazed that even the tumbleweed

has beauty when set against the larger picture of the pastures of my life

regardless if the suspension is by means of my life’s

barbed wire.



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