Doldrums Prayer for Strength and Guidance
By Stephen W. Hiemstra
Almighty Father, Beloved Son, Holy Spirit,
Remain especially near to me in the doldrums of life,
when the wind is not in my sails and
the sea remains placid and listless, devoid of life.
Let me not sin out of boredom,
let me not wander into danger for lack of direction, energy, or anxiety.
Give me a fishman’s sense of when to cut bait and when to go fishing.
Let me innovate when stuck in the middle of a transition,
when the good old days have passed and
the future remains uncertain.
Teach me to number my days aright that I might a heart of wisdom. (Ps 90:12)
That I might live into my baptism each and every day.
In Jesus’ name, Amen
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