Today, is a down day. I am not sure why, but I feel it as strong as a mid-summer storm in Kansas City. The verse that keeps coming to me is from Psalm 51, the one that I used to read every Tuesday morning in staff meeting at the Cathedral.
Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy Spirit within me. Give me the joy of your saving help again and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
Dear God, give me a clean heart, one that is not mucked up with sad thoughts and sad feelings of worthlessness. Renew my spirit, so that I can get back to feeling like me again. Lord, give me the strength to get through the darker days, and help me to remember that you are with me, dark and light. Help me to remember to give you thanks in all things, even when I feel less than thankful. Above all, bless my friend Courtney and my brother Reggie, who’s hearts and faith are low. I ask this all in the name of the One holy and triune God. Amen.