OCD Prayer for the New Year

Image: Wikimedia Commons, Brews Ohare
Image: Wikimedia Commons, Brews Ohare

What lies behind corners can hurt or heal;

What lurks in this heart can wound or bless.

What triggers in mind can remind of the past;

What future is clean is unknown.

Whatever contaminates; whatever is sick;

Whatever is broken, whatever will break;

Whatever may lift and whatever may tarry:

God give, God take, God give.

What heartache or heartsong the year’s days can bring,

What closeness, what checking, what flinching, what kiss;

What cross and what glory; what angst-enclosed fist;

Whatever awaits in the darks of the year:

Lord, hold, hold, hold.

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