A Couple of Decent Prayers

I found the first one thru Gaz infamous online

download flash gordon free and the second thru Andrew. Both will get used a fair bit I reckon

A prayer for the New Year

O Ingenious God,

I rejoice in your creation,

And pray that your Spirit touch me so deeply

That I will find a sense of self

Which makes me glad to be who I am

And yet restless

At being anything less

Than I can become.

Make me simple enough

Not to be confused by disappointments,

Clear enough

Not to mistake busyness for freedom,

Honest enough

Not to expect truth to be painless,

Brave enough

Not to sing all my songs in private,

Compassionate enough

To get into trouble,

Humble enough

To admit trouble and seek help,

Joyful enough

To celebrate all of it,

Myself and others and you

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

A Franciscan Benediction:

May God bless you with discomfort,

at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships,

so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger,

at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people,

so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace.

My God bless you with tears,

to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war,

so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their

pain to joy.

And may God bless you with enough foolishness,

to believe that you can make a difference in this world,

so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.


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