Lenten Devotion, Thursday, March 11, 2021: By Andrea Hoxie


Thursday, March 11, 2021

Lord, Send Your Healing
By Andrea Hoxie

suffering under loads of imposed inferiority
     we strain to understand why us

shackled by burdens of superiority
     we refuse to accept that we, too, are other

cutting off our noses to spite hate-twisted faces
     millions of us are also denied

stifled by mobs who determine others’ places
     there is more room at the table, as at the cross

bloodied, bruised, and broken, all are we
     blinded by hatred and anger, we do not see

the need of the Master to set us free
     for we all sin and come short

heal our hearts, minds, and eyes
     Lord, send Your healing

sanctify us; fill us with Your Spirit
     snuff out the hate, the greed, the anger

sanctify our bodies, our minds, and our souls
     make us tools to build Your Kingdom on earth as it is in     heaven

open our hearts and minds and let us see
     at the end of the day, we only have each other

and all greatness comes from Thee
     the Giver of every good and perfect gift

and the strength we have we find in each other
     only through Your love, joy, peace

and long-suffering, goodness and faith,
     meekness and temperance

All fruits of your healing
     Lord, send your healing

About the Author

After visiting more than six years, Andrea Hoxie joined the South Main family on April 6, 2003. She is a member of the Pilgrimage Community, Sanctuary Choir, and the diaconate. Apportioning time between her insurance agency and non-profit organization, she enjoys playing piano, visiting the hymns that “dance around in her head,” and spending time with her daughter, Vanessa, and granddaughter, Layla Charles.

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