All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.
~ Julian of Norwich
Breath Prayer: “be” “well”
As we move through this season, our calendars tell us that next Sunday brings us to Jerusalem and we will begin Holy Week. In many ways, we are ready for this journey to make its way to its ending. And in so many ways, we can’t imagine ever being ready for what is coming next.
Julian’s words have been shared and prayed since the 15th century. For hundreds of years these words have been as close to us as our next breath. In our experiences of life we have found ourselves lost and afraid. Our spirits have lost hope. All manner of things not just what is convenient or comfortable, but all-shall-be-well. May we take these words to heart when we lose our way. May we be guided home again.
Prayer: Loving God, guide us closer to you this day. Abide with us. We give you thanks that as we move toward your love, we understand again that all manner of things will be well. Amen.
Working in Family Experience at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Lesley is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A Candler School of Theology graduate, Lesley has just published her second book, Grief and the Psalms: Companioning the Moon for 29 Days (available on this website). She and her partner, Linda Ellis are raising their two sons, Brogan and Sam in Decatur, GA.