Thursday, June 11, 2015

My Amens

Finding space for prayer can be a struggle for many of us, on some days more than on others. Which is why I appreciate the practice of a Morning Offering, or a Direction of Intention. On those days when circumstances call me to race from caring for children to helping a friend to making a last minute dinner, I am grateful for a prayer like this one... 

"My God, I give You this day. I offer You, now, all of the good that I shall do.. and I promise to accept, for love of You, all of the difficulty that I shall meet. Help me to conduct myself during this day in a manner pleasing to You."
(St. Francis de Sales)

May my moments of service be my amens. 

Painting: Adriaan de Lelie, in US public domain due to age

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