prayer for everyday

Tuesday October 29

This short prayer challenges me whenever I think to read it. It challenges me to recognize beauty while recognizing my propensity to nit pick about flaws. Flawed beauty is the only beauty on offer and, when I find the grace to notice, I come away playful and nourished.

Blessings on your day.

john sj


Prayer for Everyday

I think You want me
to let You
thank me for my generosities.

You want me
to let You
call me beautiful.

My own voice qualifies
your gratitude
— so creative, so majestic, so innocent and so kind —

But I give my permission.


July 18, 1997

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