From the blog called: MICHELLE L. TORIGIAN ~ GOD GOES POP CULTURE
"Posted by Mictori in Life, Pop, Pop Culture"
A PARKINSON'S PRAYER
God of each movement and moment of our days,
In times of stiffness and shakes
And as bodies grow slower and slower,
enliven the souls of those struggling with Parkinson’s Disease.
Their tremors won’t end
And bodies resist movement.
As they wait for medicine to kick-in,
Walking becomes a privilege.
As muscles and nerves rebel against the norm,
Voices become soft and shaky.
Nothing is the same.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken the bodies of those we love?
Or did those bodies forsake themselves?
Why has Parkinson’s taken root in small fingers
And caused legs to be as rigid as two tree trunks.
Creative Creator –
On the days our loved ones feels like giving up
Lead them to a new path
And a innovative ways to live.
As their autonomic nervous systems swirl in the sea of chaos
And their minds become a little less clear,
We ask for you to guide them in their movements forward.
Steady their feet when they are about to fall.
Smooth the emotional roller coaster that’s whirling in their heads
And lift what little spirit that remains within them.
In their corners remain loved ones-
Wives and husbands.
Children. Grandchildren. Friends.
God, infuse them with the energy they need
To nurse and walk alongside of those they love.
Spirit of Healing and Health,
Spirit of New Starts and Future Graces,
Open doors that have slammed shut
And give them the resurrection they desire.
May their dry bones and muscles and nerves
Dance among us once again.
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So, this prayer by Michelle Torigian, which I just happened upon, has been a real blessing and encouragement to me the last few months, especially on days that I am just not sure what to pray for my dad and for others with Parkinson's Disease. The author wrote it for her own dad. Thank you Michelle!