For Courage

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Spiritual Formation Center

Lenten Practice:Fasting
Daily Act: Create space within by opening your heart to another. Whom will you let in today? How do you experience God when you make genuine space for others in your life?
Weekly Prayer Phrase: Repeat this phrase slowly as you breathe deeply. You may choose to memorize this phrase and repeat it throughout your day.

“OPEN ME TO RECEIVE MORE OF YOU.”

For Courage
By Katie Harmon-McLaughlin

Blessings of courage to you
In each opening
Of your deepest self
To someone else

In daring to see
The holy
Radiant
In another life

In each response
To what you see

Blessings of courage to you
When you encounter
Strangers in this desert
And feel the urge of hospitality
Deep in your bones
Welcoming and receiving
With a surprisingly open heart
Despite the pounding fear
Of the unknown
Only to discover
You’ve been entertaining
Angels
Unaware

Blessing upon each…

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