A DOULA’S PRAYER          

o tender and loving god

hold us gently as we pray

we – the healers, the life bearers, the doulas –

the ones who hold up creation

as it breaks through in the very act of birth

for we are the ones who stand in the liminal spaces

the ones holding divine transformation as it comes

through what humanity only knows as death

 

hold us gently as we pray

remind us – the healers, the life bearers, the doulas –

that we are but empty vessels

containers who hold with the most tender care

all of the beauty and chaos and truth that is life

willingly holding the miracles of your divine work

and gently cradling the transformations

that ushers life into eternity

 

grant us courage as we empty ourselves

we – the healers, the life bearers, the doulas –

to become those vessels that hold

all the sorrow, joy, pain, and hope

for all that life brings to this world,

and as we hold your miraculous work in our very hands

we ask that you hold us gently on this day

 

 

 

©2016, C.M. Kolwey

blog pic 2015-12-15

1.31.2016 (for baby Hassan)

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