aufmerksam, glaubhaft

Prayer about the garden of my life: „With both hands“

Throughout the years I’ve written some prayers and poems, which I translate over the months one by one into english. Hoping, that some sister oder brother in Christ around the world may find the right thought in the right moment. You can use my prayers by referring to me in your smallgroups, services or devotions. Please use them only in a private, non commercial manner, thank you.
God bless you!

With both hands

With both hands
I’m in a box full of seed bags.
Glossy pictures on the front,
immaculate blossoms, lush fruits
– which promises do I believe?
What do I want to sow, cultivate, harvest?
What do I want to grow and bloom in my everyday life?

With both hands
I dig in the weeds.
Everything is matted, overgrown, full of poisonous roots.
How am I supposed to get through here?
How do I contain the infestation?
I grab, rip, dig –
more and more offshoots of noxious weeds
I pull out of the underground:
Decisions of my ego, impatience, arrogance, whims.
Will the misery ever end?

With both hands
I spread compost, mix in fertilizer,
I pick out stones.
Muddy fingers struggle with the seed bags,
until the paper tears
and I gently brush the small grains
into the open, lush soil.
Hope germinates – perhaps success is possible?

With both hands
I drag the watering can full to the brim,
which bangs against my knees,
until I reach the bed.
Slowly I let the water splash onto the seeds,
so that they find a foothold in the soil and begin to grow.

With both hands
I lay my trials before Jesus.
Will you bless it?
Will you give healing and growth?
Will you help me to disempower vicious weeds
And pull them from my heart?
Will you warn me of hailstorms
and guide me through the chaos?
I am there, he whispers.



aufmerksam, glaubhaft

Prayer according to Isaiah 9, Verse 5 for Smallgroups, Service and Devotion

Prayer according to Isaiah 9, Verse 5

Wonderful Counselor,
my heart is full of questions.
I long for insight
and for your wisdom.
Within me so many conflicting thoughts.
Heal me, God.

Strong God,
I feel drained,
the colors of my life seem washed out.
From all sides I am of demands, opinions and constraints.
Free myself from the influence of my fellow men
and give me innerpeace.
Heal me, God.

Eternal Father,
I wish deeply to find a home.
My heart longs for security and comfort
– I would like to finally arrive
at the destination of my longing.
Hold me in your strong arms
let me breathe deeply.
Heal me, God.

Prince of peace,
so often I am driven by my ambition
and the apparent necessities of this world.
Let me know that I am your king’s child,
and no one is entitled to my time,
my heart and my longing.
You rule my life
and lead me with a sure hand towards eternity.
Heal me, God.


For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9, Verse 5

I would be very happy if you use and share my prayers in your family, smallgroup or service. Please refer to me and use them only in a private, non commercial manner, thank you.

aufmerksam, glaubhaft

Prayer „Sacred Ground“ for Devotion, Smallgroup and Service

Sitting on the balcony and reading, I suddenly observe a ladybug on a nearby plant. Downstairs at the yard is the laundry of some neighbours hanging, and the Golden Retriever from the teacher downstairs rolls happily on the grass and rubbs his back in a patch of moss. It`s his favourite spot, even though I never managed to unterstand why this patch of moss is different (and obviously better) of all the others. This seems like everyday life, nothing spectacular – but indeed, it`s sacred ground:

Sacred ground

Pause, my soul,
the ground on which you stand is holy.
God is here – invisible and inaudible,
but all the more powerful.
He surrounds you.

Stop, my soul,
where are you rushing to?
Everything you need is here.
You are standing on holy ground,
God is waiting right beside you.
Where are you running to?

Hold on, my soul,
God is in the background making changes.
He has everything in hand,
even if you still lack the perspective.
You are standing on holy ground, no matter,
what the apparent reality may be.

Pause, my soul.
Stop, here in his presence.
Hold on, for he will carry you to your destination.


I would be very happy if you use and share my prayers in your family, smallgroup or service. Please refer to me and use them only in a private, non commercial manner, thank you.

aufmerksam, glaubhaft

My Prayer „You are allowed to be“ for smallgroups and services

I am happy and thankful beyond measure because of Deepl.
I had the idea of translating my prayers one by one, and when I was about to start, it struck me:
I thought that I would never be able to manage this task so that it would sound like proper english. I’m absolutely capable of writing this little introduction without help, no problem, and no dictionary needed. But a decent prayer, that sounds smooth and „correct“? No way.

So I was overjoyed when I remembered Deepl:
I could use the translator and edit the results, if I would find phrases that wouldn’t satisfy me. So that’s what I did, I’m very content and almost sure of a good result (-;
If any faults occure to anyone, please let me know, so I can correct my failings. Thank you and please use my prayers wherever they suit you! Please refer to me and use them only in a private, non commercial manner, thanks.

You are allowed to be

You are allowed to be
as you are, where you are,
that you are here with us, is a gift.

You are allowed to be,
with all your questions, feelings and insecurities,
between growth and stagnation.

You are allowed to be,
even without achievement and proof
that you are worth it,
you are loved even before you were born.

You are allowed to be
while you find the right shape for you-
the past is over, the new is not yet tangible.

You are allowed to be
as you are, because your heavenly Father
lovingly holds and accompanies you every day.
With every step.


Marie Krüerke ©