A prayer for home

I decided to exchange the keyboard for the pen these last days.  I enjoy writing my thoughts out longhand. I need to remember this. Thank you for praying for my weekend retreat. The retreat grounds were actually breathtaking. Gardens, mountains (to us Illinoians), statues, a grotto, a stained-glass chapel, winding pathways, and of course the small bedroom with a single bed and a desk.  I will post some pictures in the coming days as I write about my short journey with the Jesuits. But for tonight I want to share a prayer I am wrote in my journal this weekend for our home. Feel free to pray with me for your home if you are so moved:
May our home be full of God
Bursting with Joy
Restful in Peace
Shameless in Truth
May the stories of others rest with us
May the rhythms we create heal us; heal others
May grace bring Freedom
May Mercy bring Gentleness
And Suffering…Hope

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