God Bless the World

October 28, 2011

When I look backward over my life, I am continually in awe at the people, the events, and the experiences that have helped me become who I am today.  It overwhelms me with gratitude at how much God has done in my life.  The gift of awareness is one that I will forever be thankful for.  Holding all of the ways God has impacted our lives and how we, too, impact others…I offer this prayer by John J. Morris, SJ…
Mighty God, Father of all,
Compassionate God, Mother of all,
Bless every person I have met,
Every face I have seen,
Every voice I have heard,
Especially those most dear;
Bless every city, town, and
Street that I have known,
Bless every sight I have seen,
Every sound I have heard,
Every object I have touched.
In some mysterious way these
Have all fashioned my life;
All that I am,
I have received.
Great God, bless the world. 

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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