Litanies & Prayers

Pace yourself

A litany for worship inspired by Psalm 37

by Ken Sehested

Sisters and brothers, don’t be fretful.
Don’t chew your nails or gobble your food.

Pace yourself, on both gas pedal and heart rate,
so you don’t race to ruin.

Don’t faint in despair when the gunslingers flourish.
Don’t let fearmongering threats upset your soul.

Let the confidence of Heaven throttle your breathing and
the breath of delight inspire all that you do.

Don’t go gettin’ all worked up when the hucksters and
the hypesters and the sub-prime shysters come out ahead.

God knows their boondoggles and bailouts are coming to an end.

Trust in the One whose justice can be trusted: the meek are
preparing for coheiring the earth.

Wait on the One whose way is sure mercy, paved with
justice and righteousness bright as noonday!

©ken sehested @ prayerandpolitiks.org