Sunday Blessing: A Morning Offering
September 25, 2011, 6:00 am
Filed under: blessings, love, Parenting, travel | Tags: , , , ,

I am typically a morning person. I love to get up in the quiet moments before my house comes alive with voices and sounds and activity. I seek those quiet moments to set the pace for my day. I breathe in the new morning air, and the hope of what it will bring. I thank God that I am alive, and my family is close, healthy, and quiet for this small moment. I came across this blessing in the book I have mentioned before “To Bless the Space Between us” by John O’donohue. It captures the joy, and promise I feel at the beginning of each day. It is my Sunday Blessing for you.

I bless the night that nourished my heart
To set the ghost of longing free
Into the flow and figure of dream
That went to harvest from the dark
Bread for the hunger no one sees.

All that is eternal in me
Welcomes the wonder of this day,
The field of brightness it creates
Offering time for each thing
To arise and illuminate.

I place at the alter of dawn:
The quiet loyalty of breath,
The tent of thought where I shelter,
Waves of desire I am shore to
And all beauty drawn to the eye.

May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invite me to new frontiers,
To break the dead shell of yesterdays,
To risk being disturbed and changed.

May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.


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