Blessing for Waiting by Jan Richardson

by Jul 30, 2020Blog, Spiritual Resources4 comments

Who wait
for the night
to end

bless them.

Who wait
for the night
to begin

bless them.

Who wait
in the hospital room
who wait
in the cell
who wait
in prayer

bless them.

Who wait
for news
who wait
for the phone call
who wait
for a word
who wait
for a job
a house
a child

bless them.

Who wait
for one who
will come home
who wait
for one who
will not come home

bless them.

Who wait with fear
who wait with joy
who wait with peace
who wait with rage
who wait for the end
who wait for the
beginning
who wait alone
who wait together

bless them.

Who wait
without knowing
what they wait for
or why

bless them.

Who wait
when they
should not wait
who wait
when they should be
in motion
who wait
when they need
to rise
who wait
when they need
to set out

bless them.

Who wait
for the end
of waiting
who wait
for the fullness
of time
who wait
emptied and
open and
ready
who wait
for you,

o bless.


Jan Richardson (copyright Jan Richardson @ www.janrichardson.com)
Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons

Header photo by Andrik Langfield on Unsplash.

Obtained from https://www.ccvichapel.org/post/blessing-for-waiting-by-jan-richardson

4 Comments

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    Such a beautiful blessing. Thank you, Jan Richardson, and thank you, CCVI Sisters!

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    • Amormeus

      Thank YOU for always reading us Thomas!

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    Jan Richardson has summed up in this prayer the condition of our entire world in this time of Pandemic, world wide political upheaval, and uncertainty. We wait and pray that the waiting will strengthen and invigorate us for the challenges ahead.

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    • Amormeus

      Such beautiful words, Molly. We must find strength in the waiting during this difficult time. Blessings!

      Reply

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