Monday, September 14, 2009

Great Dawn of God,

As the earth’s quiet turning offers us a new day/, let your soft light fall gently upon all that has grown dim in our lives./ God of our ancient longings/, pour yourself into the spaces of our lives/ where we have become stale, weary or indifferent./ Enlighten and refresh our minds and hearts/ that we may step into this new day as one expecting miracles./ May we live this day with the kind of presence/ that enables us to discover that we were created to be disciples of joy. / Great Dawn of God, hear our prayer. Amen
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--prayer by Macrina Wiederkehr
I'll be using this for our morning prayer Sept. 19 during a retreat I am leading at the Jesuit Spirituality Center in Grand Coteau, LA - Pray for all the disciples of joy who will be attending.


  1. You are all in my prayers and in my heart. Thank you for this prayer and for sharing the image of being a disciple of joy. Yes!

  2. I'm feeling kind of dim myself today so thanks for this! I guess it is a Monday thing. I sure did not feel like being a disciple of joy today. But one phrase I heard this weekend that I REALLY like is "discipleship of equals" in the church. If everyone is equal and there are no "elite", there would be a lot more JOY too!