Prayers for enduring this shit-show

Sunday Aug 2, 2020

Sunday Prayers; Aug 2, 2020

It’s kind of one shit-show after another down here, Lord.

The virus, the danger to Black people, the economy, the upcoming elections, and now: fires and hurricanes.

I just wanted to make sure you’re still paying attention.

Also, we have a list of demands:

We need PPE so the shit doesn’t get on us.

We need the elderly, the immune compromised, the essential workers, those we love – scratch that – we need everyone else to not get it on them too.

Not everyone can afford their seats anymore – and the snack bar prices are stupid. So we’re gonna need more “economic relief”. Now.

We need our kids to be safe but also we need them to learn and we need to work our jobs and it seems like we get to have any two of those things but not all three.

We need as many intermissions as possible. Diversions. Breaks. Naps. New Netflix shows.

We need to know that each act has an end. 

We need to stay in our seats, but that’s getting harder each day. And this show is terrible.

We need you to step the hell up. Comfort our grief, shelter our joy, bind our hearts, increase our strength, and dispel our despair. 

And just so you know WE are still paying attention, thanks for Beyoncé

(and for every other musicianpainterwriter

for every other artist who keeps creating new work, reminding us that even during a shit-show, there is beauty and transcendence.) 

AMEN.

For what or for whom do the people of God pray? 

Comments are open. 

But don’t be an asshole.

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