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…