I have walked with a lot of people through loss in my work as a chaplain, and I have my own set of losses. I want to compile a set of my own prayers and blessings for different moments of grief and loss. I wanted to share my blessings and prayers with others, in case it might be helpful to others. I am posting them here as part of a larger project of compiling a book of prayers and blessings that I can give to family and friends. Thank you for taking the time to read my humble words.
In the Light,
Blessing for Someone going through Separation and Divorce
May your steps be guided by the Divine.
As the weight and depth of your pain grow,
may the Spirit give you unknown strength to keep going.
May you let go of the dreams yet to be fulfilled,
and be at peace to uncover a new wild adventure.
May you be blessed to forgive yourself and love yourself,
and let regret and sorrow turn to light and love.
I sat this evening with my weekly meditation group. We did 20 minutes of guided meditation lead by one of the members. I sat on the floor using my jacket as a cushion to elevate my hips off the floor. I noticed how tired and lethargic I felt. After meditation was over, I went to the gym and worked out for an hour or so. I feel less lethargic, and nice treating myself to Ramen with veggies and hard boiled egg added by your truly.
Meditation Poem #81
each moment a blessing
when received with gratitude
O Holy One,
May this day be blessed by the breath of life flowing in us and through us.
We give thanks for the past year, for all the ups and downs, and through it all that You were with us.
May you bless our hearts with openness and courage to embrace each moment
as a precious gift.
May we continue to grow, change, and receive each day with renewed hope and trust in Your infinite love.
May we share this gift of love freely given to us with those who feel apart and alone.
In Your Name We pray,