Thursday, June 14, 2007

Prayer for today & Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's off to work I go.

Today I start a temporary job. I'll be scoring math tests for one of those major test publishing firms, Harcourt. The job is supposed to last about a week. I'm glad to have something to do and a little money coming in. Yay work!

Looking to start my day with prayer, I went to World Prayers, a new link on my sidebar. There I found the following under Celebrations. Let's all try to do that more.

Prayers of Celebration

Wage peace with your breath.

Breathe in firemen and rubble,
breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red wing blackbirds.

Breathe in terrorists
and breathe out sleeping children and freshly mown fields.

Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees.

Breathe in the fallen and breathe out lifelong friendships intact.

Wage peace with your listening: hearing sirens, pray loud.

Remember your tools: flower seeds, clothes pins, clean rivers.

Make soup.

Play music, memorize the words for thank you in three languages.

Learn to knit, and make a hat.

Think of chaos as dancing raspberries,
imagine grief
as the outbreath of beauty
or the gesture of fish.

Swim for the other side.

Wage peace.

Never has the world seemed so fresh and precious:

Have a cup of tea and rejoice.

Act as if armistice has already arrived.
Celebrate today.

wage peace - judyth hill - september 12, 2001

P.S. If you click on the arrow cross above the prayer you will be taken to the World Prayers index of celebration prayers. Please go and have fun looking through this all faith inclusive site.


Susan Palwick said...

That's a beautiful prayer! Thank you for posting it!

Lee said...

You're welcome, Susan! Glad you liked it.

Peace! & Joy!