the cleansing flood

A prayer to the Holy Spirit…

Dear Holy Spirit
Welling up inside my heart
Just as anger, and grief, and happiness
Well up inside me
And they well up until a raging flood comes pouring out
Like a raging volcano of anger
Like a waterfall of tears in grief
Like a laugh echoing throughout the valley in happiness
It wells up inside me
And then, it releases
So if I allow you 
To well up inside of me
I can pour forth raging, cleansing, rushing, flood waters
That soften the ground
For things to grow.

Published by MaryClare StFrancis

MaryClare StFrancis is a writer who sounds as boring as hell but who is intimately acquainted with the horrific and the sacred. For a long time, darkness has been her friend, but she now walks in the light of Christ. As a committed Episcopalian, her main contribution to the church is her ability to make the priests facepalm or swear, depending on the day and context. MaryClare has a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing and lives in Mississippi with her four children.

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