Today’s prayer comes from Sr. Bernie Claps, Manager of Spiritual Care and Mission at our Center and also the Sisters of Bon Secours Formation Director. She recently read this during her evening prayer time and she wanted to share it with our community too. May we remember the big things today. Thank you, Sr. Bernie!
Keep me, oh God, from all pettiness;
let us be large
in thought, in word, in deed.
Let us be done with fault-finding
and leave off all self-seeking.
May we put away all pretense
and meet each other face-to-face
without self-pity and without prejudice.
May we never be hasty in judgement
and always generous.
Let us take time for all things
and make us grow calm, serene and gentle.
Teach us to put into action
our better impulses,
straight-forward and unafraid.
Grant that we may realize that
it is the little things of life
that create differences
that in the big things of life
we are one.
And, O Lord God,
let us not forget to be kind.
Verse: Holy Spirit of God, guide my way today.
Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer Ed. By Douglas Fisher and Brett Hoover, Paulist Press