Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Prayer for Life

Loving God

who created both life and death

and are greater than either

help us choose life

Where there is illness and pain

move us to bring healing

Where there is sadness

move us to listen

Where there is abuse

move us to truth and freedom

Where there is poverty

move us to share what we have

Where there is misery

move us to offer comfort and help

Where there is isolation

move us to community

Where there is exploitation

move us to solidarity

Where there are no choices

move us to offer hope and imagination

Where there is violence

move us to peace and calm

Where there is division

move us toward unity

In everything we do

Creator of all

move us toward you

Baya Clare, CSJ

All photographs and artwork by Baya Clare, CSJ unless otherwise noted.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful prayer. I work in a long term care facility & believe this would bring comfort to many. With your permission i would like to share it with the residents & their families. As a recent widow, i was particularly moved by the reminder that death is a part of God's plan for us all but He is greater than any pain or sense of loss. I do hope you see this note as i see that it was aposted a bit ago. Thanks again for brightening my day and giving me a powerful prayer to comfort & inspire me. Keep up the good work. Yours in Christ, Maxwell Hamilton