Hard Times

Hard times take many forms: the loss of a job or other economic hardship; the devastation of a flood or other natural disaster; the horror of violent assault. Just getting out of bed can be an act of great courage at times like these. Whisper a prayer for yourself, or say one for your friend, community, or the world. Hope will find you. 

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“Some time ago (I can’t say when) it leeched into my thoughts as through a cracked wall, / a breach in my otherwise fortified mind.”
a close=up of cracks in a wall, the surface is blue in places and beige below
“Did I harden my heart to survive?”
a woman places her hand on her heart
“I know You’re up there, /but I’ve been down here. / Do you see the things I see?”
silhouette of a man in prayer
“What things do you have planned? Do you march with torches? Do you scream out for our death?”
an arm covered with a tattoo
“Sometimes there is not /  enough space / to contain all of the grief.”
an empty bench facing a wide green lawn
“After the pain settles, and swear words stop, /I am left with healing of my body. / But healing of body takes time…”
A woman rests on a couch with her eyes closed
A complete ritual for releasing frustration and anger in nature.
woman standing in a forest clearing
A reminder of our covenant with the Source of Life.
green mountains above a green valley
“Blessed are You, / Eternal One / Who drapes the evening shadows / …And passes / Even the hardest day / To its end.”
man standing on rocky beach at sunset
“I saw, in our decaf, the plea for rain / we ask on behalf of the god of our ancestors”
damaged tree in forest

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