This is not what I'd hoped for.
It may be better, is better, yet
even so, I am slow to rejoice.
We want our prayers answered
soon and to specifications.
This is not how you taught us.
Ask for food, you said, enough for today,
and an eagerness to forgive.
Then you give us so much more.
Photo of what remained after a photo shoot of ice on metal.
Photo and prayer copyright © 2013 by Danny N. Schweers.