Boredom, cabin fever, chronic illness, Prayer, Prayer for boredom, prayer for cabin fever, seasonal affective disorder, winter
God of the details and big pictures,
Of each cell in our brains and beat of our hearts,
We come to you in our blasé state.
When counting cracks in the wall
Or watching the second hand on the clock,
Cabin fever has officially exceeded its maximum tolerated time.
Winter needs to leave.
The snow has stayed too late.
The chills have overtaken every corner of our habitat.
And spring yearns to exhibit her blossoms.
The aches in our bodies have lingered
There is only so many game shows to watch
Or hours of Netflix to binge
Before our insides feel worse than our outsides.
When life situations hold us hostage
While adventures call to us for a rendezvous once again.
God of wellness and warmth,
Refresh our spirit in this season of stillness.
Change our situation so that we can resume our daily living.
Grant us the strength to find excitement again.
And as we wait for what we can’t alter to change
Convert our hearts to find joy in this moment-
Spotting the colors above us
Seeking the music surrounding us
And embracing the beauty of each ceiling crack and tick of the clock.