I have been trying to balance my poetry and blog writing time – not terribly successfully as various personal and family health issues intervene.
Still, there are a couple of things I need to get done by Wednesday afternoon to prepare for a couple of poetry workshops.
And, I’m going to get to them, in a few minutes.
Really. I am.
What I spent my creative time this morning doing was writing a prayer.
In the days when I served on liturgy committee, I used to do this with some frequency, but it has been over a decade since I’ve done it on a regular basis.
Yesterday, I got a call asking me to write a prayer for the dedication of Mercy House, a new home for people who are dying but aren’t able to stay in their homes. Although the idea came from a local Catholic parish and it is housed in a former Catholic church complex, Mercy House is non-sectarian, accepting any person in need of their services. Still, it is appropriate for there to be a prayer at the ribbon-cutting and open house scheduled for this Sunday.
I thought about it yesterday and last night and wrote and edited a draft this morning. I sent it out and just got a call saying that the priest for whom I had written it loves it. I’m grateful for the opportunity to use my writing to serve others.
And, now, back to poetry…