Prayer Offered for May 2, 2024

God of the small, the subtle, the unimportant,

God of the vague, the cloudy, the ambiguous,

open our hearts to Your presence.

Open our eyes to the little signs,

our ears to the soft murmurs.

Slow us down to listen and hear the cries of the unspoken.

Awaken us to the losses that are blessings,

awaken us to the wounds that are openings,

awaken us to the weaknesses that are sources of Your strength.

Wake us from the stupor of busyness, the daze of desire, and keep us woke

to witness Your drawing near, to behold Your presence,

even in these ordinary moments,

these feeble prayers,

these beating hearts.—AMEN.

(“Unfolding Light” by Steve Garnaas-Holmes)


Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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