Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Prayer: Courage

Empower me
to be a bold participant,
rather than a timid saint in waiting
in the difficult ordinariness of now;
to exercise the authority of honesty,
rather than to defer to power,
or deceive to get it;
to influence someone for justice,
rather than impress anyone for gain;
and, by grace, to find treasures
of joy, of friendship, of peace
hidden in the fields of the daily
you give me to plow.
-Ted Loder

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