ordering prayer

We take a moment to pray—
to hush the noise,
to think not our thoughts,
to want not our wants,
to focus not on circumstance—
to rest, a time,
in the priority and presence of You, our God.
And then to name, first, wonder and gratitude,
to name, next, hope and trust,
and then,
to allow the noise—
the focus, the wants, and thoughts of the day,
to rush back,
but now,
into hope and trust.
With wonder and gratitude,
amen.

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