Daily Archives: October 17, 2008

May the Spirit

I finished reading a book for my internship a few weeks ago called 11 by Leonard Sweet. This prayer/poem was at the end and I had to get it written down before I gave the book back. So I hope it is a blessing and that you would read it, reread it, pray it, and struggle with it.

May the Spirit
Bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and
Superficial relationships so that
You will live deep in your heart.

May the Spirit
Bless you with anger
At injustice and oppression,
And exploitation of people and the earth
So that you will work for Justice, equity and peace.

May the Spirit
Bless you with tears to shed
For those who suffer
So that you will
Reach out your hand
To comfort them.

And may the Spirit
Bless you with the foolishness
To think you can make a difference
In the world,
So you will do the things
Which others say cannot be done.



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