With the recent tragic events in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, and many other places around the world, we offer this prayer today for those suffering. Perhaps it will be helpful to you or someone you know.
A Prayer of Blessing for the Suffering
May you be blessed in the holy names of those
Who, without you knowing it,
Help to carry and lighten you pain.
May you know serenity
When you are called
To enter the house of suffering.
May a window of light always surprise you.
May you be granted wisdom
To avoid false resistance;
When suffering knocks on the door of your life,
May you glimpse it’s eventual gifts
May you be able to receive the fruits of suffering.
May memory bless and protect you
With the hard-earned light of past travail;
To remind you that you have survived before
And though the darkness now is deep,
You will soon see approaching light.
May the grace of time heal your wounds.
May you know that though the storm might rage,
Not a hair of your head will be harmed.
This blessing comes from To Bless the Space Between Us by JohnO’Donohue.
This post is part of our 31 Days of Prayer series.
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