July 12, 2020
By Cynthia Sartor, Companion in Mercy
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Heal those who are deprived, unfortunate, and disfavored…..
..…may they come to know that theirs will be an expanse of joy.
Heal those who are thought to be insignificant…..
..…may they see that their gifts will become clear to others.
Heal those thought of as feeble…..
..…may they find that their strength will outdistance reality.
Heal the underprivileged…..
..…may they discover opportunity.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the land.
Heal those who dare to be gentle…..
..…may their wisdom spread across the earth and teach of its sacredness.
Heal the respectful…..
..…may their kindness be given authority over the life of the earth and all that is held within her.
Heal the unassuming…..
..…may they be surprised by all of earth’s wonders.
Heal the modest…..
..…may they grab hold of the earth and celebrate the God within.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Heal those who grieve from life’s pains…..
..…may they discover a community of caring.
Heal those who weep…..
..…may they come to know that others are standing with them.
Heal those who are distressed…..
..…may they find the comfort of a relaxed Spirit.
Heal those pained by the arrows of social unrest…..
..…may they be reassured by truth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after justice, for they shall be satisfied.
Heal those who yearn for fairness…..
..…may they see bigotry lose her chokehold on peace.
Heal those who thirst to discover what is new in the universe…..
..…may they forever be amazed at the wonders of creation.
Heal those who seek a homeland…..
..…may they be welcomed into a village of love.
Heal those who toil alone into the night…..
..…may they see the results of their commitment flourish.