Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Prayer of the Week

May you awaken to the mystery of being here
and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.
May you have joy and peace
in the temple of your senses.
May you receive great encouragement
when new frontiers beckon.
May you respond to the call of your gift
and find the courage to follow its path.
May the flame of anger free you from falsity.
May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame
and may anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.
My you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles
that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift
woven around the heart of wonder.

– John O'Donohue

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Soul Within the Soul
Quote of the Day – November 16, 2011
In the Eye of the Storm, A Tree of Living Flame
Karl Rahner on the Need for Prayer
Prayer: Both a Consolation and a Demand
Threshold Musings

Image: Michael J. Bayly.


Rick Bettencourt said...

"May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path."

This really speaks to me. Thank you for sharing. I'm glad I happened upon your blog.

Rick Bettencourt

Michael J. Bayly said...

Hi, Rick!

Yes, that particular line really speaks to me too at this time in my life.

I'm glad you like what you've found here, and hope you'll visit again!