To Run and To Rest
Gracious God, I pray tonight for everyone doing the difficult work of staying engaged in political discourse and attempting to remain sane. Chaos is part of the current administration's agenda. Attacks on the common good from different directions, at different levels of government, with different vulnerable groups targeted. If we each respond to every threat, we will be incapacitated. If we all turn away and pretend it isn't happening, we will have abdicated our responsibility to our fellows. Teach us, oh God, to run and to rest. Grant us restorative sleep, nourishing food, sustaining beauty, and accepting friends. Give us moments of laughter and joy. Amen.