Daily Prayer: For Healing

As I navigate this plight across the Afrikan Diaspora, I am in constant need of inspiration.  You will find here a passage from Paul Laurence Dunbar – a reminder that once you have honored the struggle with action, then take the time to heal.  Dunbar was a courageous and brilliant poet.  His works are truly inspirational.  Salaam.

O Lord, the hard-won miles

Have worn my stumbling feet:

Oh, soothe me with thy smiles,

And make my life complete.

The thorns were thick and keen

Where’er I trembling trod;

The way was long between

My wounded feet and God.

Where healing waters flow

Do thou my footsteps lead.

My heart  is aching so;

Thy gracious balm I need.

– Paul Laurence Dunbar

Quote from We Wear the Mask

We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—
This debt we pay to human guile;
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile…

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