Midday Prayer

Here in the middle of the day

I take a moment, pause

and pray:


Each breath You give me, God.

You know my heart,

and know its every beat.

You are closer to me than breathing,

nearer than hands or feet.

I matter to You more than many sparrows.

You catch each word I frame.

You care about my day,

design new patterns with my name.

If the day seems dull and empty,

I will gather it to You.

If the day is long and busy,

still I return to You.

– Andy Raine (17.8.18 )