Oftentimes when we’re catching up with friends or family members, we hear that their hearts are heavy with all that is going on in the world. Sometimes it’s difficult to find words of comfort when the pandemic is so stressful for everyone. Today, we offer this poetic prayer, a blessing, that you can share with others. May it offer care and comfort to those with whom you share it.

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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 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.

~Macrina Wiederkehr