Prayer for North Sinai Mosque

God, I do not know any Sufi prayers.
I think of them as dancers
and they have reminded me to dance.

I have not listened to these children of yours pray.
Now I have heard them cry,
so I pray in my own stumbling words –
gather them gently
in your grace beyond this life,
wrap the mourners in shreds of memory,
that give some comfort,

and may it be for all of us,
that we turn to everyone’s music,
catch in humble hands everyone’s tears,
learn to pray the world. amen

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2 Responses to Prayer for North Sinai Mosque

  1. Christine says:

    Maren, thank you once more for your sensitive and deeply moving prayers. Tomorrow in morning worship we will pray for teenager Callum whose transplanted heart is showing signs of rejection; for an un-named son who has gotten himself into trouble, is contrite and fearful, and is accompanied by his mother as they work their way through; and your prayer for the people of North Sinai. And I realise that in praying for individuals in their own particular situations, we are praying the world as we say together the Lord’s Prayer. Individuals come forward and light tapers during the prayers of the people – their silent prayers and those I say for us all rise like incense. I want you to know you are here with us across the world. Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Maren says:

    And let me include in my prayers yours and thank you so much for your description of your prayer time which I can see just as visually brightly as if it were before my eyes.

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