Lord, in this moment I feel empty and vulnerable.

I feel weak and defeated.

Lord, please hold me as I feel the pain of the moment.

For so long I have pushed away

This emptiness, too uncomfortable to stay with it.

Lord, in this moment I allow

Myself to feel the pain. I turn around to face it and to

Experience the full awfulness of it.

And, wonder of all wonders, there You are!

And I know You will always be with me in my pain.