A Daily Prayer

Creator of All,

 Including this day’s journey,

 I kneel before you to ask that your Spirit

 Stir my sluggish soul to recognize the path

 You’ve mapped out for me to travel today.

  I need you to make the way straight,

  Because as you know,

I am loathe to check the compass often,

And rely far too much on dead reckoning.

  May I be a pleasant traveling companion this day,

And not get so focused on covering enough ground

That I fail to note the condition of strangers

 And climbing companions alike.

  When I come upon one whose load chafes,

Give  me the compassion and control

To slow,  so I  may walk with them for a time

And perhaps carry some of their load.

Help me follow on your heels,  pace me.

Help me appreciate the terrain in all its rugged beauty.

Amen.

Moro Rock, Sequoiah National Park, California

Moro Rock, Sequoiah National Park, California

Kerry Peterson       January 2013

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2 Responses to A Daily Prayer

  1. Terersa says:

    just exactly what my soul needed. Love you, love your writing.

  2. Love this prayer! Came back to it again today.

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