Grace and Peace to you.
I don’t know what this day will bring;
so I pray that by your grace I will receive it
with faith and equanimity.
When people talk to me, I don’ know
what they will say, or what it really means to them;
so I pray that I will listen
with compassion, humility and curiosity.
Whatever happens I don’t really know
whether it’s good or bad;
so I pray that I may be present without judging.
Whatever I encounter, no matter
how many times I’ve seen it, I don’t really know
what is there, or how it truly looks;
so I pray that I will be open, mindful and attentive.
I don’t know the outcomes of my actions,
what will become of me, how your grace works,
or the landscape of eternal life.
So I pray that I may trust without knowing,
love without judging, accept without understanding.
You who Are,
today may I be fully, deeply, and lovingly present.
I don’t know.
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