7/12/11

A noontime prayer

Image: The Gazette


From Alden Solovy comes this "timely" prayer: 

Quick Meditation at Noon

There’s still time to live this day with intention,
To set aside petty thoughts and small tasks,
To see myself with dignity and grace.

There’s still time to live this day with my hands and my heart,
To walk with strength
To act with courage,
To offer kindness,
To build and to sustain,
To embrace and to bless.

G-d of forgiveness,
Thank you for the gift of hope
That you’ve planted in every moment,
The gift of renewal that you’ve given to every hour,
So that we may find the way
To redeem our days with holiness.

© 2011 Alden Solovy and To Bend Light. All rights reserved.

 
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4 comments:

Joe said...

I think I could use a noon prayer every day. I try and try and try ... yet ... fail and fail and fail.

I have every good intention every day.

Yet ... it I never appear to succeed.

Guess I need more prayer?

Austin Fleming said...

I'm not sure what you think is failing, Joe, but certainly daily, persistent prayer is not a failure.
We all need to pray more, so I figure that includes you, but remember that God answers our prayers in his own time, and in his own way... you're in my prayers, Joe.

Concord Carpenter said...

Nice prayer CP!!!!

Austin Fleming said...

If you're thanking me for publishing it, you're welcome! But be sure to note that it comes from heart and keyboard of Alden Solovy.