Grace and Peace to you.
For the saints of all the ages
who have baked the bread of faith
and allured us with the aroma,
we sing praise.
For the saints in our own lives
who, finding their way through the dark
became our light,
we give thanks.
For the unseen saints in this world
who hold it up with their prayers,
whose hope and labor save us
without our ever knowing,
we cry glory.
For the suffering saints
who are our only hope in this world,
who languish in prisons and slums,
reservations and townships,
who labor in fear,
who are trafficked and tortured,
who die of hunger even as we pray,
we ask blessing.
May we all be made holy
in wonder and gratitude
and steadfast loving kindness
toward all that lives.
To subscribe to Unfolding Light by daily e-mail write to unfoldinglight5(at)hotmail.com