The Virgin Prayer
God regarded her in her lowliness. —Luke 1:48
You must seek to be a blank slate.
You must desire to remain unwritten on.
No choosing of this or that.
Not “I am good because.”
Nor “I am not good because.”
Neither excitement nor boredom.
An unchosen virgin,
And unchoosing too, just empty.
No story line by which to start the day.
No identity enhancers nor losses
To make yourself valuable or not.
Nothing interesting, nothing uninteresting,
Neither against, nor for something.
Nothing to recall from yesterday.
Nothing to look forward to today.
Just me, naked, exposed,
No self to fix, change, or find,
Nothing to judge right or wrong,
Important or unimportant,
Worthy or unworthy,
I stand and wait,
neither powerful nor powerless,
For You to name me,
For You to look upon my face,
For You to write my script,
For You to give the kiss,
In your time and your way.
You always do.
And it is always so much better.
“And she gave birth to her firstborn” (Luke 2:7), who was the Christ.