Courage: A Prayer

by Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

With all these questions
And expectations
And distractions
I come to the threshold
Of your presence

Weary and enlivened
Standing on the edge of
Vastness
Trembling with a
Joy-Fear-Awe

Do I dare enter in?
Do I dare set aside these
Safe preoccupations
To risk encounter
With the One
Who is the source of all?

Love so deep and pure
I ache even in nearness
Light so radiant
The path ahead is holy obscured

What will it mean
To get this close
To the mystery beyond imagination?

Courage
Courage
Courage

Is the
Pulsing
Prayer
Within

Give me the courage to seek you
In the invitations I’ve ignored
In the spaces I’ve neglected
In the deep wordlessness
Of prayer I don’t control

Courage
Courage
Courage

To follow
The yearning
That will change me

One Reply to “Courage: A Prayer”

  1. Katie, thank you so much for your willingness to serve in the capacity that you are presently serving. Your giftedness, depth of understanding, and humble reverence for the Holy Spirit and your Lord is most appreciated. The prayer on courage is a wonderful expression on what it takes to approach our Lord and to respond to His wonderful presence in our lives. May God continue to bless you in your ministries this day and the days to come.

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