Inspiration

A Guide for Those Who Lost Their Way

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May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.

—Buddhist Chant

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

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Inspiration

Living in Peace

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Come, Spirit,
make me docile to your voice.
Help me debate angels.
Let your will be done in me
even if it means
misunderstanding,
rejection,
scandal.
Give me wisdom to find you
in the irrational:
heavens gone awry,
astrologers’ predictions.
Give me such hospitality of heart
that songs in the night,
family,
foreign seers,
poor shepherds, and animals
find a home in my presence.

—Benedictine Sisters

This post is an excerpt from The Woman’s Book of Prayer by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.

Inspiration

The Gift of Humility

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Do not seek too much fame,
but do not seek obscurity.
Be proud,
but do not remind the world of your deeds.
Excel when you must,
but do not excel the world.
Many heroes are not yet born;
many have already died.
To be alive to hear this song is a victory.

—Song from West Africa

This post is an excerpt from Prayers for Hard Times by Becca Anderson, which can be found at Amazon and Mango Media.