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Prayers : “A Prayer of Risk

Holy one
Who has given us the breath of life
Today we remember to
Breathe deeply
To rest
To take in
To pause
Before we act..
And then to take in another deep breath poised on the edge
And risk jumping in
Risk taking action
Risk speaking up.
Risk using the gifts we have been given
So that at the end
Of our life we can say with absolute clarity that
No part of our existence was wasted in fear of failure
Or fear of success.
Hold us,
Prepare us the way to begin to offer the gift of our
Awakened presence
Full of love and light today.
These and the prayers of our hearts we lift up now
In the silence...


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Last updated on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

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