“Morning Prayer”

September 4, 2012

Thought I would share this morning prayer by Sr. Pat Bergen, CSJ…

Gracious God, thank you for the gift of today.
Refresh me, invite me to discover your presence
 in each person that I meet
 and every event that I encounter.

Teach me when to speak and when to listen,
when to ponder and when to share.
In moments of challenge and decision
Attune my heart to the whisperings of your Wisdom.

As I undertake ordinary and unnoticed tasks,
Gift me with simple joy.
When my day goes well, may I rejoice.
 When it grows difficult, surprise me with new possibilities.
When life is overwhelming, call me to Sabbath moments
to restore Peace and Harmony.
May my living today reveal your Goodness. Amen. “

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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1 Comment

  1. Barbara

    wonderful! Thank you. “When to speak and when to listen..” my daily prayer!


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