We are told we are not alone,
that you are with us.
You are as close as a prayer,
close as our heart.
Yet why do you feel so far away, God?
Teach us to pray!
For those among us
who didn’t take time to pray this week–
forgive us for not turning to you.
We prioritized many things,
but missed what was essential.
We failed to call home,
even though you are waiting for our call.
For those among us who wanted to pray,
but didn’t know how to pray this week–
show us that we can long for you,
even when there are no words.
We can turn our gaze upon you,