A Blessing for Those Who Wait

March 15, 2020 by Beth A. Richardson

For those who wait
In despair,
In grief,
In sorrow.
You are comfort.
You are strength.

For those who wait
In anxiety,
In isolation,
In loneliness.
You are comfort.
You are strength.

For those who wait
In tender hope,
In tear-streaked sadness,
In fearful anticipation.
You are comfort.
You are strength.

Bless, Loving Healer,
All those who wait.
You are comfort.
You are strength.

Originally written 9/2018. Updated for us waiting and watching the unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more blessings in Christ Beside Me, Christ Before Me: Celtic Blessings by Beth A. Richardson (Upper Room Books). 

Beth A. Richardson serves as the director of prayer and worship life and Dean of The Upper Room Chapel. 


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