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May God bless you this day:

May God’s presence
undergird your days:
sustaining you in hope,
indwelling you in peace,
encouraging you in faith.

May you find freedom and room to breathe
when the space seems narrow;
may you find boldness and clarity
when you are called to speak truth to power; 
may you find rest and ease
when there is always another thing to do.

May you embody God’s love:
God’s fierce love,
God’s tender love,
God’s wild and generous love
in all your life and ministry.

May you know deep in your bones,
in your mind, body and spirit,
that you are God’s beloved
and Her delight is in you;
this day, and all your days.  Amen.

 


Jemma Allen is a priest in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.  She works as a counsellor and spiritual director in private practice, and is a PhD student at the University of Auckland in the counselling department.


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