Holy One, Resurrecting One,
as different as the flowering tree is
from the seed,
so transformed may I be today:
I shed the habits and fears that bind me,
set free by your grace.
All the desires and attachments
that prevent me from loving perfectly
are swallowed up in death;
and in the dawn of your new day
a new person comes forth in me,
full of loving kindness toward all beings.
With each breath I draw your eternal life:
not the life of my making and managing,
but life that is pure gift.
May my small, self-bundled self die,
and the soul of your creating be born,
tender and fragile and wondering.
Re-create me today as a merciful person,
flowering with your infinite grace.
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