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.

Published by Matthew Pullar

Teacher, writer, blogger, husband, father, Christian. Living in Wyndham in Melbourne's west, on the land of the Kulin Nation. Searching for words to console and feed hearts and souls.

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