A prayer of thanks

*Excerpted from Ted Loder, Guerrillas of Grace

O God of timelessness and time,

I thank you for my time

and for those things that are yet possible

and precious in it:

daybreak and beginning again,

midnight and the touch of angels,

the taming of demons in the dance of dreams;

a word of forgiveness,

and sometimes a song,

for my breathing…my life.

Thank you for work

which engages me in an internal debate

between right and reward

and stretches me toward responsibility

to those who pay for my work,

and to those who cannot pay because they have no work;

for justice

which repairs the devastations of poverty;

for liberty

which extends to the captives of violence;

for healing

which binds up the broken bodied and broken hearted;

for bread broken

for all the hungry of the earth;

for good news

of love which is stronger than death;

and for peace

for all to sit under fig trees and not be afraid;

for my calling…my life.


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