A Blessing Prayer

What is a blessing

but a rain of grace

falling generously

upon those who are in need;

And who among us is without need?
May this day be a pathway strewn with blessings.

May your work this day be your love made visible.

May you breathe upon the wounds of those you live and work with.

May your breath be the breath of God.

May your own wounds feel the breath of God.

May you honor the flame of love that burns inside you.

May your voice this day be a voice of encouragement.

May your life be an answer to someone’s prayer.

May you own a grateful heart.

May you have enough joy to give you hope,

enough pain to make you wise.

May there be no room in your heart for hatred.

May you be free from violent thoughts.

When you look into the window of your soul

may you see the face of God.

May the lamp of your life shine kindly upon all who cross your path.

May you be a good memory in someone’s life today.

Excerpted from Seven Sacred Pauses: Living Mindfully through the Hours of the Day by Macrina Wiederkehr

Submitted by Tom Nuckels

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One response to “A Blessing Prayer

  1. The Blessing Prayer you posted is a blessing to me. I particularly needed to be reminded to “be a good memory in someone’s life today”. I have been feeling much regret and self pity the last couple of days. Reading A BLESSING PRAYER reminds me I have so much for which to be thankful and our God would like me to bless others. Its so easy to do when I get away for self thought, self pity.
    Thank you, Tom, for letting YOUR light shine for others.

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