On a Morning

I am drinking coffee
From far far away
And I am thankful.

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I Noticed Something Concerning Prayer

It occurs to me
That I have never regretted
Spending time in prayer.

I have regretted
Watching TV
Eating things
Not eating things

But never prayer.

I have regretted
Having sex
Lying to make myself appear better than I really am
Staying silent
Not writing

But never prayer.

I have regretted
Speaking my mind
Saying something true
My own feelings
Being slow to forgive

But never prayer.

My prayers
Have sometimes been
Selfish
Short-sighted
Angry
Sad
Broken
Fearful
Childish
Without much faith

And yet…

Of all the things I have regretted

Prayer is not on that list.

Taste and See

Thankful.
Blessed.
In my pain,
In my joy-
You are still God.

Though I forget
And though I fall
You are my forgiveness
You are my second chance
You are my redemption
You are still God.

Today
In the people I meet
I hear you speak
I feel your touch
I taste and see
You are still God.