A PRAYER FOR ALL GOOD GIFTS
Macrina Wiederkehr : Seasons of your heart
Jesus, giver of all good gifts
On this barefoot journey
I stand in constant need of foot washing
(Carrying your promise in my heart (Matthew 7:7)
Pilgrim that I am, I plead for help along the way:
For the gift of vision
that I may see with heaven’s eyes
so that people will be safe in my presence.
Give me your vision.
For the gift of conviction
that I become the song of the gospel
Your Word made flesh in me.
Give me your conviction.
For the gift of compassion
that I may always be a healing presence
bending low to wash feet and touch wounds.
Give me your compassion.
For the gift of poverty
that I may be at home with emptiness,
a willing space for God.
Give me your poverty.
For the gift of stability
that I may be able to stay with the gospel
in times of discouragement.
Give me your stability.
For the gift of hope
that I may stand on tiptoe with the whole world
waiting for rebirth, growth, completion.
Give me your hope.
For the gift of reverence
that I may hold sacred the gift of each person,
ever proclaiming the value of all creation.
Give me your reverence.
Finally I pray for the grace
to recognize each gift as it is given,
receive it as gift
and acknowledge it as mine to give away.
Give me your own self-giving.