Prayer Offered for March 21, 2024

Today I’d like to pray in gratitude for all those who are or have been fasting for Ramadan and Lent, as well as members of the Bahai faith. We are inspired by the outer manifestation of their interior dispositions for the benefit of humanity.

And for those of us who may have slipped up a bit (like myself!), we take comfort from our God’s invitation in these words of Rumi:

“Come, come, whoever you are.

Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter.

Ours is not a caravan of despair.

Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.

Come, yet again, come, come.”

And so gracious God, we thank You for loving each of us as if there were only one of us. You delight in the uniqueness of our being, each one a spark of Your creativity. You allow us to bring the whole of ourselves to all our encounters with You. May we do this honor for one another. We ask this in Your name.—AMEN.

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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