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O God, complete the work you have begun in me…

Director’s Reflection

Dear Companions on the Journey,

A prayer I recently came across…

O God, complete the work you have begun in me.

Release through me
A flow of mercy and gentleness that will bring
water where there is desert,
healing where there is hurt,
peace where there is violence,
beauty where there is ugliness,
justice there there is brokenness,
beginnings where are are dead-ends.

Waken in me

gratitude for my life,
love for every living thing,
joy in what is human and holy,
praise for you.

Renew my faith that you are God

Beyond my grasp but within my reach;
Past my knowing but within my searching;
Disturber of the assured, assurer of the disturbed;
Destroyer of illusions, creator of dreams;
Source of silence and music, sex and solitude, light and darkness, death and life.

O keeper of Promises, composer of grace,

Grant me glee in my blood, prayer in my heart, trust at my core, songs for my journey, and sense of your kingdom.

(Ted Loder, Guerrillas of Grace)

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What do you think?
And let us pray for/with one another.
The Paulist Center