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Dear Correspondents, Vision Mentors, Editorial Mentors and WP Staff & Admin,

Here is a lovely meditation/prayer to start us on our way. The author is unknown, or at least has been disputed.It is one of my favorite Interfaith prayers and a lovely way to feel a fresh beginning. - Rev. Sarah

Wash from me all that I think I am,
My struggles, my stands, my cherished opinions,
My soaring dreams and deadening fears,
Leave me only your purity and your grace.

Wipe away the mask of judgment
I have placed on your children
And show me the faces made in your likeness,
That I may see my own as well.

Brush aside all shrines to the future,
All altars to the past, replace them with love.
Give me your golden present;
A home in you, immovable and eternal.

Still all voice within me,
Fill me with the hush of your peace.
Now you are my thoughts, my purpose and my way.
All I need, and all I am, is you.

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saraho's picture

Thank you! This is beautiful

Thank you!
This is beautiful

Sarah O'Leary
Editorial Mentor, Voices of Our Future

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Meade

Greengirl's picture

Love it

It is a heartfelt prayer and I will print a copy and have it by my bedside. I will also share it with as many allies as possible.
What better way is there to start out than this?
You are generous Sarah!

Greengirl
VOF 2013 Correspondent

Y's picture

To whom is this prayer

To whom is this prayer addressed?

Yvette

Sarah Whitten-Grigsby's picture

Good Question, Y

Dear Y,

Excellent question! I believe that this prayer is addressed to whomever you wish. As an Interfaith reverend, I keep a truly open mind about "God." Each person's God or divinity or higher power or greater intelligence is of value, neither to be dismissed nor judged, and I love this prayer because it doesn't name a Lord, or God or Goddess or . . .Mother, Father, All That Is.

- Sarah

SanPatagonia's picture

A powerful prayer...

... for powerful women facing the road together.
Thank you so much, Sarah!

"Still all voice within me,
Fill me with the hush of your peace.
Now you are my thoughts, my purpose and my way."

@SanPatagonia
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