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prayer for inclusion

prayer for inclusion

Always in search of the heart of God within me… Lo (Enigmaress)

words divinely wrought

295789_2396751152387_361773242_nI penned this poetry on January 20, 2009, to honor the inauguration of President Barack Obama — and have reposted it several times since. Now more than ever.

Prayer for Inclusion

Include me.

Invite me into the circle and guide me to the spot that bears my name
Escort me with a steadying touch, loose your hold and bear me aloft
Include my joy and ebullience, my hope and promise,
The tracks of endless tears and the wounds of struggle and pain
that have marked the past.

Include me raw and refined, defiant, quiescent
Include me enriched and diminished, broken and healed
Embrace me as the one anointed and demeaned,
Privileged and impoverished by stature, circumstance
or the trajectory of an inconstant moon.

Include my willingness.

Reap the fruits of surrender I have cultivated for this moment
Lead me through a doorway unadorned, a hallway lined with latency,
Pass the…

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