Saturday, April 23, 2005

A Woman's Prayer

For my single friends...

As I close my eyes and open my soul in prayer
To ask for the one who will bring me joy,
I ask that he will be strong enough to hold me when I am weak
And gentle enough to wipe the tears from my eyes.
Let my cheek fit perfectly in the crook of his neck
So when he embraces me we are two pieces of a puzzle complete.
Make his smile at the sound of my voice to make me believe
That I am the only woman on earth.
Make him handsome and winning, give him a sense of humor
So he can make me laugh when I feel like crying,
And give him the sensitivity to protect me
Even from the imaginary creatures that haunt me.
Make him unafraid to show the child inside of him.
When he enters a room, let him be graceful yet masculine.
Let him shine, even if only in my eyes.
Give him the intelligence to speak to my mind, my heart and my soul.
Let his words and his love enter my being like a food to a starving soul.
Give him a gentle touch, a strong voice and a loving embrace.
Let him love my mother and father as his own
And let them love him as their son.
Allow his shoulders to be wide enough to carry
The burdens of the wicked world, with a good heart and an understanding soul.
Give him a direction and ambition and give him the initiative
To freely seek that which he desires and needs in this life.
Let him accept me for who I am, and yet
Let him point out my mistakes while conceding that he is not perfect.
Make him considerate, even when others are not watching.
Make him my friend first, and a lover second.
But most of all, let him embrace my God, as I know how to embrace Him.
Make him unashamed to turn to Him in joyous moments and in sad.
Let us be reborn in Him a single soul encompassing two bodies,
And let us love Him in peaceful harmony.

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