Prayer Offered for September 10, 2021

elegant borderUpon invitation of the President, the following prayer was offered by Senator Rubio, as written by the Chaplain, Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM:        

Leave the familiar for a while.

Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season

On to the meadows and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.

Make a new water-mark on your excitement and love.

Like a blooming night flower, bestow your vital fragrance

Of happiness and giving

Upon your intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.

All the hemispheres in existence lie beside an equator in your heart.

Greet yourself in your thousand other forms

As you sail the hidden tide and travel back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven

Are sitting around and chatting

While stitching themselves together

Into the Great Circle inside of You.—AMEN.

(The Subject Tonight is Love by Hafiz translated by Daniel Ladinsky)elegant border