HS flames close
Heart of hearts, we welcome your blessing this day.
May we seek the rhythm of your love as you move among us, joining in step with your compassion and mercy.
May we feel the pulse of your movement, as the tide caresses the shore.
May we quiet the fears that rise within us, lifting hope above the fray of the day’s chaos.
May we sing of your tenderness, and share the joy of your abundance.
May we act in ways that advance your justice, and risk the comforts of our privilege.
Guide us through the highways, the hallways, and the meadows of our landscapes as we turn toward the fullness of your radiance.
Bless this day, this way of living and loving in the places we find ourselves, drenched in the tears of joy and sadness, gratitude and hope.

Anne Fraley is rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in South Windsor, CT. A life-long dog-lover, she escapes the demands of parish life volunteering for animal rescue groups. She occasionally succeeds at reviving her blog at reverent irreverence. 

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