Dear Lord, the Great Healer,
I kneel before you, since every
perfect gift must come from you.
I pray, give skill to my hands,
clear vision to my mind,
kindness and meekness to my heart.
Give me singleness of purpose,
strength to lift up a part of the
burden of my suffering fellowmen,
and the realization of the privilege
that is mine. Take from my heart
all guile and worldliness, that with the
simple faith of a child, I may rely on you.
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta, from the Missionaries of Charity community prayer book; the prayer which is said to begin each day’s work
This is Day 27 of Right Here. Throughout October, I’m joining with a community of bloggers (linking up with The Nester) — all of whom are writing each day of the month about a topic of their choosing. To find all posts in 31 Days of Right Here, click here, or see the listing below.
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POSTS IN THE SERIES
An introduction: Welcome to 31 Days of Right Here
Day 1: For You, Too
Day 2: Fear’s Invitation
Day 3: My Portion
Day 4: Five Minute Friday: Write
Day 5: Rise and Shine
Day 6: My Joys Mount As Do the Birds
Day 7: A Mother’s Fierce Love
Day 8: When Life’s A Mad Rush – How To Slow Time
Day 9: The Fight For Right Here Told Through Two Tales of Epic Whining (Part I)
Day 10: The Fight For Right Here Told Through Two Tales of Epic Whining (Part II)
Day 11: Five Minute Friday: Ordinary
Day 12: When Right Here’s A Mess
Day 13: O God, We Thank You
Day 14: The Date That Almost Wasn’t
Day 15: One Thing That Makes Us Human
Day 16: That We Might See And Remember
Day 17: In Which I Hit A Wall
Day 18: Five Minute Friday: Laundry
Day 19: When You Can’t Hold All The Moments
Day 20: Let Me Walk In Beauty
Day 21: Tend This Seed
Day 22: Just One More Click Away
Day 23: A Reset
Day 24: What We Hold
Day 25: Five Minute Friday: Together
Day 26: The Middle School Dance
Day 27: A Prayer For Hands, Mind And Heart
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I love this! Thank you for sharing!!!
I love it, too, Gwendolyn.
Such a soothing prayer. Being raised so very, very, Protestant, reciting repeat prayers and Liturgy and such I have always been very suspicious of. Your prayer here of Mother Teresa reminds me the devotion I have been making my way through; the Sacred Space Devotion Book. It is put out by the Irish Jesuits. Its has been such a blessing to me. The practice of meditation and present-ness of mind before God. Acknowledging the closeness of Christ and The Holy Spirit, in the midst of such a topsy- turvy year, of up and down emotions has been so good for me. I look forward to my coffee and readings each morning. I highly recommend these books, put out each year.
Leah, thank you so much for that recommendation. I agree — I have found great comfort in liturgy, meditation and written prayers over the last few years. I experience such grounding in those timeless words of God’s presence. Blessings to you.
Ashley, this is one of Mother Teresa’s prayers that I love! Have you read her book – Everything Begins with Prayer? It’s a small and gentle beauty!
No, I haven’t. Another great recommendation! “Small and gentle beauty” — some of my favorite kind.