Prayer Offered for August 24, 2022

Upon invitation of the President, the following prayer was offered by Senator Wiener, as written by the Chaplain, Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM:

Spirit of God, who breathes in us, the poet Danna Faulds reminds us that

It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still,

And just like that, something in us settles, softens, makes space for imperfection.

The harsh voice of judgement drops to a whisper

And we remember again that life is not a relay race;

That we will all cross the finish line;

That waking up to life is what we were born for.

As many times as we forget,

As many times as we catch ourselves charging forward

Without even knowing where we’re going,

That many times we can make the choice to stop, to breathe, and be,

And walk slowly into the mystery.—AMEN.

Prayer Offered By: 
Senator Wiener, written by Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
Prayer Date: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
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