Tuesday, May 08, 2007

prayer for John Cullinan's ordination

We make meaning in our lives by seeing them in larger frames of reference;
by seeing them as part of a sacred flow.
Let us take a moment, and get comfortable in our pew,
focus into our bodies,
take a deep breath…feel our lungs move…
feel the Life pulsing in our veins,
and let us pray:

O God of Life and Death, Spirit of Change and Unceasing Love,
we are grateful to be here today;
we are grateful for this opportunity
to celebrate the beginning of John Cullinan’s professional ministry;
we are grateful for the experience of being human,
for our joys and sorrows,
our anger, fear and hope;
we desire to live our lives fully and richly;
we pledge to be mindful and appreciative at all times;
we desire a quick and just end to the wars we wage;
we desire solace and support for all those affected by these conflicts;
we desire comfort for all those who suffer, anywhere;
we pledge ourselves in pursuit of these goals;
we are grateful for the Spirit of Life,
which pulses in each of us,
which calls all of us
to do justice, love mercy,
and walk humbly in flow with that which we call Holy;
we are grateful for those servant-leaders
who guide us in these pursuits;
we desire strength and vision for these minister;
we desire strength and vision for the Rev. Mr. John Cullinan;
we desire support for his family;
we desire for him support from his family,
and from his colleagues,
and from the living Spirit that beats in all of us;
we desire to rejoice evermore,
to every day be more aware of the blessings of life and love which we enjoy;
we desire that John lead us,
by speaking about, and embodying, this joy for all to see;
we are grateful for our journeys together;
praise for life;
so may we be.

2 Comments:

At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Obijuan said...

And again, thank you.

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Jess said...

This was so beautiful.

But next time, bring the wife, too! ;-)

 

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