Have you ever yell-prayed?
Hoo boy, I have.
It’s a despairing spot to be in,
when it’s over and you’ve made up
and you’re in harmony with God once again,
it can be a deeply satisfying thing.
It gives you a history with God.
It gives you the confidence to say,
you and me, God,
we can go there,
we can deal with that stuff,
you can hear me out without leaving,
I can go to bed angry . . .
yet I can wake up still beloved,
with a fresh supply of freely-given new mercies
and another chance to come to myself,
and return to you.