Thursday, July 16, 2015
Prayer for a Mammogram
Lord, be with me as I walk into the room. Clothe me in your comfort as I take off my clothes and put on the dinky hospital gown with the snaps that confuse me. Put your words in the mouths of the nurses, technicians, and doctors who see me. When I walk in the room with the giant machine let me lift my eyes up to you and not this machine of torture used for good. As parts of me that you created are smooshed into ways you did not create them to be, release the anxiety from me and vanquish the fear. I’m not so worried, Lord about the pain of being smooshed… I fear all that comes later. Breathe this fear out of me. When it’s all over and the dinky robe goes in the laundry bin, continue to clothe me in courage, grace, and the undeniable truth that you are with me. Amen.