Hold Us and Heal Us With Your Love

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Call to Worship

by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson

Ow! That hurts! 

Mama! Grandma! Daddy! 

A whimper. A wail. A wound.

Oh God, 

Hold us and heal us with your love.

Silent. Withdrawn. 

Pain visible only in our eyes.

Or perhaps hidden behind a smile.

Not sure who to call or how.

Oh God, 

Hold us and heal us with your love.

Here we are God,

With visible wounds

Kissed and covered with bandaids

Mending already.

Oh God, 

Hold us and heal us with your love.

Here we are God,

With visible wounds 

Illness and injury, unemployment and isolation

Treatable with medicine, justice and kindness.

Oh God, 

Hold us and heal us with your love.

Here we are God,

With invisible wounds

The hurts of our hearts

Bullying, betrayal, trauma, loss, loneliness and grief.

Oh God, 

Hold us and heal us with your love.

Here we are God gathered in your presence. 

May this space hold our wounds.

Together, may we know your tenderness.

May we trust and love and tend and heal.

Oh God, 

Hold us and heal us with your love. Amen.

© 2020 Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, all rights reserved. Please contact thandiwe@lovelanducc.org for permission to reprint, which will typically be granted for non-profit uses.


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