Prayer 150 150 Abigail Carroll

Be map, be lamp, be flame
for my way, be sole of my
shoe, be stride of my walk,

be mountain, be forest, be
cool of the shade, be wind
in the pine, be silence of

deer, be bridge, be stream,
be bend in the trail, be the
slope of my climb, be the

grip of my tread, be my rise
when I fall, be my rest when
I sit, be the stone in my boot,

be my will to forgive, yes
be compass, be owl song,
be north, be my end, my be-

ginning, my wandering, my
weeping, my word, oh be
blanket of sky, oh be fruit

on my tongue, oh be lark-
spur, be raindrop, be stars
holding fast, be the first

glint of dawn, be the dew on
the grass, be my waking, my
prize, my horizon, my path.


Get Abigail Carroll’s latest poetry collection, A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim, at Amazon and Eerdmans.


Abigail Carroll

Abigail Carroll is author of A Gathering of Larks: Letters to Saint Francis from a Modern-Day Pilgrim (Eerdmans, 2017). Her poetry has appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including the Anglican Theological Review, The Christian Century, Midwest Quarterly, Ruminate, and Sojourners, and her prose has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. Carroll serves as Pastor of Arts and Spiritual Formation at Church at the Well in Burlington, Vermont.

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