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.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Heal those who teach…..
..…may they see growth, fulfillment, and breakthroughs.
Heal those who dig in the earth…..
..…may they find themselves becoming co-creators with God.
Heal those who love the unlovable…..
..…may they know what it is to be held in the arms of the Divine.
Heal those who feed the poor…..
..…may they be nurtured with compassion.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Heal the simple…..
..…may they teach the complex.
Heal the young…..
..…may they show the way.
Heal the old, confused, perplexed, and baffled…..
..…may they see clearly what is real, authentic, and true.
Heal those who create…..
..…may they discover the Divine within themselves.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Heal those who fearlessly enter danger for life’s sake…..
..…may they teach all the value of life.
Heal the negotiators, mediators, and diplomats…..
..…may they encounter progress.
Heal those who silently pray for peace…..
..…may they truly understand hope.
Heal the quiet thinkers and writers and singers and healers…..
..…may they marvel at God’s handiwork in their minds and hearts.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Heal those who know the bars of imprisonment…..
..…may they know liberation.
Heal those who suffer from abandonment, desertion, and neglect…..
..…may they discover that they are not alone.
Heal those who risk standing out and up for what is right…..
..…may they witness change.
Heal the forgotten who work tirelessly for good…..
..…may they know their efforts are not in vain.
Amen! Amen! Amen!