Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare.

Today I pray, “Dear God, This evening I am home, on the farm. I have been visiting my mother and father for the weekend, as I needed to get away from the city to quiet my mind, comfort myself, and heal. Tomorrow is the day of my appointment for a mammogram and an ultrasound on my right breast, and I am in love with the notion of soaking in time with my mom and dad. Presently, I am seated with my dad in the living room. We are having a regular moment of enjoying each other’s company. He is recommending a book he thinks I would enjoy, and we are in face-smacking awe and disbelief at a nation so politically divided, just two days before the 2016 Presidential election.

The puny job of U.S. President is the last thing on my mind tonight. I am within the loving, cherished moments of my father — awaiting tomorrow’s diagnosis of breast cancer… or a breast that is free and clear of any tumor as the aforementioned discovered lump. My dad occurs for me as so peaceful. And this moment occurs for me as peaceful. I feel comfy and cozy. This is what I have been waiting for. I want many, many, many more moments like this with my dad.

I do have brief moments that visit in a hurried reminder of what could be. I could leave the world, and I wonder about my legacy. There is an infinity of legacy here, with me. And in tribute to the purpose of a legacy, the infinity would live on long after I am gone. And this, I pray, You protect and carry, dear God. More than my body, more than the length of my life on planet earth. I pray that You secure my legacy, my future lived through my writing. Not through my body or even through me. It is in this delivery of communication that my legacy arises, lives on, and thrives. Thank You in advance for this book of mine, of Ours. It is these writings that are the accomplishment of my lifetime. I love You. Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:

“For you, in my respect, are all the world.
Then how can it be said I am alone
When all the world is here to look on me?”

Thank You, God. I am in partnership with You for the world. And together, We create. I am honored in this calling, and I accept and carry it through, all the days of my life… and all the futures that the futures of planet earth hold. Amen.


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