The Glass Darkly

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Prayer from the Beatitudes

Jesus, give us the wisdom and courage to be poor in spirit. . .
in a world that glorifies power and fame.

Give us the wisdom and courage to mourn. . .

because we know you are with us always.

Give us the wisdom and courage to remain meek. . .

and to be mindful of the truth that all we have
and all we accomplish comes through you.
Give us the wisdom and courage to always do what is right. . .

even when what is right is not what is popular or easy.

Give us the wisdom and courage to be merciful. . .

even when it is very difficult to forgive.

Give us the wisdom and courage to be pure of heart. . .

even when we feel overwhelmed by jealousy
or a thirst for power or popularity.
Give us the wisdom and courage to be peacemakers. . .

in a world torn apart by violence.

Jesus, give us the wisdom and courage to remain strong when
people make fun of us because we love you and follow you. . .
may we never forget that our reward in heaven is great!


Amen.

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