A Prayer for Friday

Father, I'm hiding today. Not in a bad way, in a "please don't let ______ catch me" way

but in a restful way.

A hiddenness beyond fear - a hiddenness of rest.

Though my body is working, mind is working, heart is working

my soul is at rest in you. Hidden in you.

I hide here because

it is the only place of true safety.

My character is a target

and there are many who would want to destroy it.

They aren't evil

or malicious they are simply misguided.

Help me love them.

Help me hide in You so I may love them.

Keep my identity safe in you

even if everything else I have goes up in smoke.

I hide to live, and live to hide.

Renew me here.