Saturday, March 10, 2007

Drought Prayer

Because the land is overgrazed

and the goats are thin

and the children are thin

and the hope (especially the hope) is thin.

Because the animals know

and you can see the quiet regret in their eyes.

Because we are without power

and our hands can’t move in those extraordinary ways

pulling the invisible strings of the clouds.

Because we see the clouds.

Because we hear the thunder

and because it breaks a little piece of the heart

when they move on

still carrying their water.

Because the mealies grow dry

and small on the stalk.

Because You are the bread of life.

Because we are Your children.

Because we hunger.

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