New Day

O loving God,                                    
we thank you for bringing us
the rivers and streams of this world.
May the rivers we know be an image
of the stream that you want to flow within each one of us.

Teach us now,
take away all fear, dare to let us believe
that we could really be a small part of a reconstructed society,
that we could build again.
Take away our own cynicism. Take away our lack of hope.
Take away our own anger and judgments.

We thank you
for the faith and the desire that is in our hearts.
You have planted it there.
Now help us to preserve it, protect it and increase it.

We long for vision, good God.
We need vision and we know we will perish without it.
Help us open each new day to a new meaning,
to a new hope, to a deeper desiring.

Show us your face, loving God,
and we will be satisfied.
We ask for this in all the holy names of God.

~ Richard Rohr

Living a faithful life in the hope we have through Jesus can be a challenge to my small human mind. Changing the world seems so impossible; why, changing myself is incredibly difficult. But this prayer reminds me that it’s not up to me alone, but God promises to be with, in, through, under, over, and around us. May I remember that my fears are baseless and that with Christ, all things are possible.


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