A Prayer for Convocation Day

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Sep 02, 2008 by Howard Baker | 0 Comments

Blessed are you, O God,
the One whom we seek together,
the Life which is part of us all,
the Truth and the mark of mystery,
the Love and the Joy that makes us whole.
Blessed are you, O God:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit:
Blessed be God for ever!


Crossing over
Into the unknown,
Crossing over
From a secure land
To one whose roads
I have never walked.

Companion and Guide,
You are my transition coach.

You say to me:
"Cross over the bridge.
Go ahead, come on over.
It's sturdy enough.

Don't look down, though,
Or you might get terrified
And never walk across.

Don't look back too long
Or you will lose courage
And want to stay
Right where you are.

Hang on. Keep going.
That's what bridges are for,
To get you to the other side.
Trust me to protect you."

For all of us in transition
Who have bridges to cross,
Bless us, God of the journey,
Gift us with the desire to go ahead.

Help us to trust
That the bridge will be strong
And the risk will be worth it.

-Joyce Rupp, Out of the Ordinary


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