Monday, June 21, 2010

A Prayer for Charity

"O my soul, what are you doing? Are you not aware that God sees you always? You can never hide yourself from His sight. O Father, have pity on us because we are blind and in darkness. Drive out the darkness and give me light. Melt the ice of my self-love and kindle in me the fire of Your charity." ~ St. Catherine of Siena


This week I am cleaning out my desk at work to begin a new chapter on my journey. This morning I found this prayer and liked the wording ...

Peacemakers Prayer

O God of peace,
sparkle our staleness with your hope,
invade the depth of our being with new courage,
defeat us in your love.

Grant that our lives may be:
surprising in forgiveness and healing,
abounding in joy and laughter,
daring in deeds and dreams of justice.

May we be do-ers, makers, pray-ers of peace
in memory of Christ Jesus. Amen.

(From the Dedication Liturgy of Peacemakers Chapel, Walsh College Canton, Ohio - 1984)