Caregiver's prayer

Gracious God
Thank you for the gift of today.

Refresh me...invite discover
Your presence in each person I meet
And in every event I encounter.

Teach me when to speak, 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
task, gift me with simple joy.

When the 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 Your peace and harmony.

May my living today
Reveal Your goodness.


by P. Bergen, CSJ from The Vision