So I’m in Philadelphia – last night I spent a bit of time wandering home, thinking, a little overwhelmed, and asking myself, “What have I gotten myself into?”
But after a time of prayer, heart-settling, reflection, laughter, and connection with those I love, feeling excited and hopeful once more. Sometimes, I think that because I have been transitioning for my entire life, I should be better at it. Yet each major transition still seems to rock me to my core, revealing how I am not yet who I imagine myself to be, who I want to be. It throws me back into my deep need to rely on the Lord.
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”
Then this morning, I came across the following prayer:
Father of all humankind, who keeps my journey and marks the horizon of my destiny, love me through my journey towards tomorrow.
Son of God, leader and keeper of the maps, show me not the whole road at once, but give me the distance to be gained in single steps.
Spirit of God, who holds my inner compass, may your presence on the journey awaken trust within me when I don’t know what lies around the bend.
Father, bless to me this day, then I shall make my journey by sunlight and know the way.
Christ, bless to me this uncertain step, then I shall find the step more certain.
Spirit, bless to me this lonely moment, then I shall not be alone.
O Three-in-One, do guard my steps.
Travel with me, Father, and I shall travel with the darkness at my back and the sunlight on my face.
Travel with me, Christ, and I shall mute the thunder, and walk through the lightening unafraid.
Travel with me, Holy Spirit, and my solo anthem shall have accompaniment throughout the journey.
I am coming to you, O Three-in-One,
one day at a time,
one hour at a time,
one step at a time.
via Dave Bayne @ Prayers and Creeds. Thanks Didi…