Prayer of Meditation

Blessed be the longing that brought you here

and that quickens your soul with wonder.

May you succumb to the danger of growth.

May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.

May you respond to the call of your gift

and find the courage to follow its path.

May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.

May you know tender shelter and healing blessing

when you are called to stand in the place of pain.

May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of the soul.

May you become the gracious and passionate subject of your own life.

– John O’Donohue, Irishman

I found this recently in the packing and sorting, ripped from a wedding program several years ago. A scrap of paper that called to me then and reappears now, at the time I most need its blessing.

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0 Responses to Prayer of Meditation

  1. those irish really do have a way with words, don’t they? you must be part irish, too. am tightening my arms around you this weekend. sending bigger love.

  2. 4ceiba says:

    John O’donohue is a favorite.
    I have a scrap of paper in my wallet that says ” may you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.”
    It is one of those things I find when I need it most..
    a treasure.

  3. Sharon Rizk says:

    Dear One, You have joined a kinship that none of us chooses to join; but you certainly appear to be doing the courageous, necessary work of that belonging, the “succumb to the danger” as O’Donohue so rightly calls it. So welcome, fierce little one.

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