A Perfectionist’s Prayer

God, I see you coming
To love me
Comfort me
Challenge me

But first, give me a minute,
I must clean up
All these things about me
That I don’t like

My home needs to be clean
Before you arrive

Plus, I’m sure there are things
I haven’t realized yet 
Or can’t see
Or am denying
That I should fix
Before you arrive

Just to be sure
That I deserve your love
Your grace
Your attention

Because surely you wouldn’t
Want to visit me
In my mess

Give me a minute
While I grab my broom

Seriously, God
This business about you working
In my weakness 
Is ridiculous

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