Grace to Believe | A Sunday Morning Prayer

The orations roll off our tongues

with tradition and ease.

 

We believe, we do.

 

We believe.

 

… in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord …

 

We believe, we do.

 

But Sundays have a way of hastening to end,

and Monday meets us with terrors irreconcilable.

 

Doctors call with news that isn’t good,

Kids call with nightmares we cannot ward off,

The bank calls again and more time is not an option.

 

And we forget

how to believe …

 

in the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting …

 

So would You, God of our profession,

come and foster in us

the faith of remembrance,

and give us the grace

to recite the creed once again.

 

And to say,

we believe.

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