Weaver God, we come to you,
or more the truth – you find us,
disconnected and out of sorts.
We are disheartened by our failures,
discouraged by our weakness
and little that we do seems worthy of your grace.
Restore our fortunes. Restore our future.
Weave for us the tapestry
on which our lives are stretched.
Give us patience with the endless
back and forth of shuttle, hand and effort.
We look too closely, seeing only strands and knots
and snarled threads of too-much-trying
or none-at-all.
Grant us eyes to see the whole
of which we are a part.
In the end, we ask for gentleness with ourselves,
acceptance of our less than perfect ways.
We pray that what we do
And what you weave form patterns clear to all,
of mercy in the warp of it
and love throughout.

Pat Kozak, Janet Schaffran in Life Prayers from Around the World by Elias Amidon, Elizabeth Roberts