Nearly six years ago, my director asked me to give the opening prayer at our communications department meeting. I looked through books and surfed the Internet but I could not find a prayer that resonated with me. So, I wrote one. I realize it has applications beyond my department meeting. I will include it in my upcoming ebook of prayers.
Bless Our Communications
Lord, bless our communications
with one another and the world.
we share your good news
through all channels of communication —
in the spoken and written word
as well as through the art
Grant us patience in this journey —
give us the right words to say
and the right way to say them.
May our words be kind —
may they bring comfort
to people we see in our daily lives
and to those we may never meet.
May we remain open to what you have to say Lord.
May we honor your expression.
Copyright © 2009 by Tanya Goodman
Image: “Portrait of a Woman Reading a Newspaper,” oil on canvas by Stanislaw Debicki, Wikigallery
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