Prayer Offered for August 31, 2018

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            As you bring this session to a close, we pray in gratitude for the works you have accomplished. I invite you to relax with this human kindness meditation, which is, first of all, directed to yourself:

            Feel compassion for yourself as you say the following silently:   

            May I be healed!     

            May my heart open with kindness and peace!

            May I be filled with the spirit of loving kindness!

            May I be whole! 

 

            Now call to mind your staff who have assisted you this year.   Hear yourself saying to them: 

            May you be healed!

            May your heart open with kindness and peace!

            May you be filled with the spirit of loving kindness!

            May you be whole!

 

            Finally, open your heart in a special way to all your constituents, and let your compassion expand even to our whole country and world, as you say:  

            May all beings be healed!

            May all beings be happy!

            May all beings be touched and healed by the force of human kindness!

            May the power of our heart, our goodness, our love, and our legislation bring healing to all.—AMEN. 

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