A year of mask wearing

There is a lot of controversy around masks. This post is not about that. I read this today on a friend’s Facebook page, and I found myself nodding. This resonated in my spirit. This isn’t about the mask; this is about the prayer of our hearts as we press on…

Prayer as I put on my mask:
Creator,
as I prepare to go into the world,
help me to see the sacrament
in the wearing of this cloth—
let it be “an outward sign
of an inward grace”—
a tangible and visible way of living
love for my neighbors,
as I love myself.
Christ,
since my lips will be covered,
uncover my heart,
that people would see my smile
in the crinkles around my eyes.
Since my voice may be muffled,
help me to speak clearly,
not only with my words,
but with my actions.
Holy Spirit,
As the elastic touches my ears,
remind me to listen carefully—
and full of care—
to all those I meet.
May this simple piece of cloth be
shield and banner,
and each breath that it holds,
be filled with your love.
In your Name and
in that love,
I pray.
Amen
— Rev. Dr. Richard Bott, Moderator of the United Church of Canada via Thomas Hoeksema Sr.

 

 

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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