A Jewish Blessing Bless our people with a wise and feeling heart. You have given us freedom to choose between good and evil, life and death. May we choose life and good, that our children may inherit from us the blessings of dignity and freedom, prosperity and peace.
Prayer of the Day
The Father laughs with the Son; the Son laughs with the Father. The Father likes the Son; the Son likes the Father. The Father delights in the Son; the Son delights in the Father. The Father loves the Son; the Son loves the Father. The laughter, liking, delighting, loving is the Holy Spirit. Meister Eckhart
Grant a resting place to the souls of the faithful in the arms of our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Feed them in a fertile land and by the waters of comfort, in a paradise of joy and in that place from which the broken heart, sorrow and sighing have flown. Make them rest in …
Glory be to God for dappled things– For skies of couple-color as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh firecoal chestnut falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced–fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, …
It is my nature that makes me love you often, For I am love itself. It is my longing that makes me love you intensely, For I yearn to be loved from the heart. It is my eternity that makes me love you long, For I have no end. Mechthild of Magdeburg
Be, Lord Jesus, a bright flame before me, a guiding star above me, a smooth path below me, a kindly shepherd behind me: today, tonight, and forever.
You will have pain and affliction, trouble and strain and doubt. But you shall not be overcome and all shall be well. Yes, all shall be well, and all will be well, and you shall see yourself that all manner of things shall be well. Julian of Norwich
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help one lonely person into happiness again I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson
When you pray, Move your feet. African Proverb
God, I feel so full of contradictions. I’m squirming inside, hatching. My mind is pecking holes in my childhood. I am blank pages waiting to be written; my own drama, act one; no applause yet please. I am cures not imagined and failures I have already survived. I wear team jerseys and teem with possibilities …