In the Absence … a prayer

Lord, thank You for giving me tastes of your goodness, 

In the rising and setting sun …

In the embrace of another beloved soul …

In the kindness of a stranger …

In the smiling face of a child …

In You …

… as You speak to my heart in the early hours

… as You direct my steps when I can’t see 

… as You save me over and over again

… as I experience Your presence with me

And then, I don’t seem to be able to taste Your goodness as it seems absent. I thank You for this too because it is Your goodness as well. In the absence, I am led to seek You and Your heart because I’ve tasted and seen that You are the only One worth seeking. You are the source of all goodness and life … whether in deep presence or seeming absence.


About Ted Wueste

I live at the foothills of the Phoenix Mountains Preserve (in Arizona) with my incredible wife and our golden doodle (Fergus). We have two young adult children. I desire to live in the conscious awareness of the goodness and love of God every moment of my life.

Posted on November 16, 2021, in Microblog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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