Thursday, August 22, 2013

For Work

Sometimes work is difficult for people of any occupation or place in life.

It is true in ministry as well as in any other vocation.

Yet there is great blessing in the gift of work. There is toil yet there is immense potential for creativity and joy.

This is from John O'Donohue's "To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings."

"For Work"

May the light of your soul bless your work with love and warmth of heart.

May you see in what you do the beauty of your soul.

May the sacredness of your work bring light and renewal to those who work with you and those who see and receive your work.

May your work never exhaust you.

May it release wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration, and excitement.

May you never become lost in bland absences.

May the day never burden.

May dawn find hope in your heart, approaching your new day with dreams, possibilities, and promises.

May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.

May you go into the night blessed, sheltered, and protected. May your soul calm, console, and renew you.