Friday, February 25, 2011

A Whine And A Prayer

All I want to do is gripe about the weather. Wouldn't you if it was -50F at your house. That's what it was here last weekend and it's gone up and down all week. Bah Humbug.

Other than that not much is happening. Well, that's not entirely true but nothing bloggable. The brightest spot in my week has been the discovery on a bookshelf of a book I bought for Lent last year and never even opened its covers. I picked it up this week and have felt nourished by its contents. Here is a snippet:
A Blessing Prayer

What is a blessing but a rain of grace
falling generously into the lives of those in need;
and who among us is without need?

May the Spirit touch your spirit in this midmorning pause.
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 with whom you work.
May you open yourself to God's breathing.
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 upon all you meet this day.


Black Pete said...

My wife has a couple of her books, and finds them useful, as well.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

What's great about this post is how it went from the weather to the amazing find...I do believe our angels hear us and when we pay attention they seem to show us exactly what we need to hear/see/know.

daisymarie said...

What a wonderful prayer. I'm copying and keeping it.

annie said...

It is a wonderful blessing prayer. I noticed this morning on my way out to church that my redbuds are blooming. Spring is coming, Hope. Hold on!

Heidi Renee said...

she is one of my all time favorite authors, tree full of angels draws me back time and time again. beautiful.

Mindy said...

I have been struggling lately. This prayer is showing me that I can be something to others who are struggling.