Prayer for illumination of my bones (Ezekiel 37)

God, speak to my
malleus, incus, and stapes
so I can hear your prophesy.
Pick up my skull
and set it on my atlas vertebrae
at the top of my spine
so I can think about these words.

Rattle me – femur and tibia,
fibula, pelvis, and all those
phalanges and metatarsals –

so that I am ready
not just for the dancing skeleton
we call worship,
and the embodied loving
of justice and compassion,

but for the Spirit’s
wild and holy breath.

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4 Responses to Prayer for illumination of my bones (Ezekiel 37)

  1. Thank you for this, I will delight in reading it after the Hebrew Scripture reading this Sunday
    (have just completed wrestling with a reflection on Lazarus).

  2. Bet you are glad you aren’t preaching, or are you? I’ll send you a copy – if anyone else wants one send me an email

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