Still, Slow, Stoke, Save My Anger

Still, Slow, Stoke, Save My Anger

Still my anger, Lord
over milk spilled
toothpaste wasted
urine everywhere but the toilet

Slow my anger, Lord
when I am constantly interrupted
my plans are thwarted
my children misbehave
and I feel embarrassed
when I go
without sleep
without food
without a moment of quiet

Stoke my anger, Lord
when children go without
food, safety, shelter, love
when children are
overlooked, mistreated, rejected

Save my anger, Lord
for what matters most
flipping tables to right wrongs
fighting for children everywhere
instead of with my children

Still, Slow, Stoke, Save. Amen.

Copyright © 2024 Bridget Carey.

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Bridget Carey is a wife and mother of two young boys. A cradle Catholic, she holds theology degrees from Loyola University Maryland and the University of Notre Dame. Believing that she has been given much (Lk 12:48), she seeks to return these blessings to God by using them in service of others and the Church. She loves reading, writing, and baking and strives to live the liturgical life of the Church at home. You are invited to follow along on Instagram @inthisseason_blog

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