Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:
At our recent Vestry University gathering, I offered the following prayer which several attendees requested that I reprint. I am happy to do so.
As we gather at this Spirit-inspired moment, let us:
Pause, pray, and be renewed.
Listen, learn, and be changed.
Watch, wait, and be amazed.
Forgive, forget, and be set free.
Smile, laugh, and be joyful.
Think, re-think, and be smarter.
Sit, share, and be a new friend.
Let up, let go, and be ourselves.
Ask, hope, and be surprised.
Rest, relax, and be expectant.
From “A Book of Uncommon Prayer” by Alan Houghton and others.