Sorry My Loving Father

Loving Father
all the fancy words
in the world
expressed in eloquent prose
decorated with emotion
spoken with conviction
cannot compete with a heartfelt
‘sorry’
when all other words fail.

There are times
when we are all too aware
of our limitations
conscious of sin
and the distance it creates between us.
Sometimes ‘sorry’
is all the heart can bear to say aloud.

It is only you
who can read and understand
the language of our hearts
Only you who can translate our ‘sorry’
into the prayer we would have prayed
if we had the words within us.

Then you forgive
and having forgiven
surround us in an embrace of love
drawing us close to your heart
as it was always meant to be.

Thank you, Loving Father
that you listen to hearts
as well as voices
Thank you.