THE PRAYER YOU SAY AT 3:15AM BY KELLY BELMONTE

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The prayer you say at 3:15am

when the world sleeps and you are
trapped in a half-sleep horror-scape
where you try to shout the Lord’s name
as defense against darkness but if it gets
past the held down lip tight air, it sounds
more sigh than scream. This is that prayer
you groan in your head, because
there is no other way: Holy Spirit,
Clear my mind of all that is evil
Clear my heart of all that is evil
Clear my soul of all that is evil
Fill my mind with all that is you
Fill my heart with all that is you
Fill my soul with all that is you
For the love of Jesus, empty me
For the sake of Jesus, fill me
In the name of Jesus, Amen

 

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