A prayer for nonviolence
Gentle companion, shepherd me today,
beyond my fears and wants.
Make me let go and rest
in the green pasture of your grace.
Lead me along still waters.
Breathe life into my soul.
Lead me in the path of loving kindness
for the sake of your delight for the world.
Even in my darkest valleys,
shadowed by death,
in my fear of evil,
you will be with me;
your presence and guidance
are my only security.
Bring me to the table you set
with my enemies.
Drench me in your gentleness.
May I overflow with your grace.
May kindness and mercy be with me
all this day;
may I live in your eternal presence
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes