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A Prayer for the Weary

An excerpt from "Sometimes Women Lie About Being Okay" by Rachel Joy Welcher

Published on:
December 6, 2022
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May God prepare a table for us
in the wilderness of our future,
manna, in the deserts of our past,
and wine from vineyards that we
burned down in anger, frustration
and disappointment, in our longing
for what once was, and what we hoped
would be. Father, spread a feast
right here, where we stand, legs weak
from fleeing temptation, arms tired
from holding one another’s grief,
voices hoarse from crying out
for justice and your return.
Quench our thirst,
read our minds,
heal our wounds,
thaw our hearts,
with a Love that never leaves.

Rachel Joy Welcher
Rachel Joy Welcher is an editor-at-large at Fathom Magazine and an Acquisitions Editor for Lexham Press. She earned her MLitt. from The University of St. Andrews. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Two Funerals, Then Easter and Blue Tarp, and the book, Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rediscovering Faithful Christian Sexuality (InterVarsity Press, 2020). You can follow her on Twitter @racheljwelcher.

Cover image by Priscilla Du Preez.

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