A Prayer of Anchoring by Joyce Rupp
Published in “News from Joyce Rupp” 2-1-17
I turn to you, Holy One, in this time of turmoil amid the waters of life and I pray:
Anchor my mind in your unswerving serenity that lies beneath the wild waves of my discontent.
Anchor every heartbeat and breath of mine in the wide ocean of your endless compassion.
Anchor ongoing longings for world peace in the stream of your eternal harmony.
Anchor a respect for every human being in the clear waters of your non-judgment.
Anchor in the steady undercurrent of your justice each choice to end unbearable injustice.
Anchor deeply in your merciful forgiveness any inner surges toward retaliation and revenge.
Anchor the best of my talents and abilities to serve generously in the reservoir of your grace.
Anchor in the depths of your divine wisdom my questions and concerns about the future.
Anchor every storm that riles my heart in the gracious tranquility of your abiding love.
I share the above prayer with you, because we all need to find our strength these days in a Divine Source.
Courage and grace, Sr. Elaine, Abels, rscj Co- Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care
Sr. Elaine Abels, RSCJ