Oh, I thank you for the many times you have lifted me
from my burdens of sorrow, guilt, and worry!
How might I lift others in return?
Do I lift their names to you in prayer?
Do I raise my voice to speak for justice?
Do I pull them up with a helping hand?
Do I lead them toward a new tomorrow?
Or are you calling me to something more?
Inspire me to rid myself
of everything that is not of you.
Then place my emptied self beneath the hurting
and begin filling me with your goodness and love.
As I gradually expand with more of you,
may the hurting be gently uplifted
and may I remain the humble soil of your holy ground.
(Five Minute Friday is an online writing community. Each week, we are given a one-word prompt and five minutes to write. You may find other posts or add your own at the link above!)