I cannot give you a better thing today than this prayer shared by Anne Fraley, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in South Windsor, Connecticut. “Listen” to her words and find yourself in them. Let grace from God refresh you as you live into peace and serenity. And as Anne writes it so eloquently, may faith carry you on the delicate breath of wonder and discovery, calling you forth beyond your wildest dreams.
I know these things to be true.
The sun dances and rainbows shine through pearls of water.
The coos of infants elicit contented sighs and gut-deep gladness.
Music stirs and tempers within the beats of its own rhythm.
The earth is rich with nourishment and holds sacred story with gentleness.
Hearts break and find renewal in healing.
Love sustains, encourages, emboldens, and makes us silly.
Divinity is everlasting.
Comfort is found in meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Or maybe sweet potato fries.
We sag and thrive, ponder and muddle through confusion.
My prayer this day is that the best of these things will rise and claim their place on our horizons, and that the least of these things will recall our need for each other.
My prayer for this day is that faith will carry us on the delicate breath of wonder and discovery, calling us forth beyond our wildest dreams.