A Daily Musing: Offering Our Hands for Your Blessing
Breath Prayer: “Blessed” “this day”
Trace each of your hands overlapping at the thumbs. Inside the hands write words and phrases that speak to disconnections, disengagements that you bring with you on this Lenten journey:
· don’t take time to pray,
· feel abandoned,
· weariness of spirit
On the outside of your hands, write verses from songs or scripture that are living love, blessings from the Spirit. You might consider:
· See, I have written your name on the palms of my hands (Isaiah 49: 16)
· Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, (Mt 5: 3)
· The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:8)
· Morning by morning new mercies I see (Great is Thy Faithfulness)
Prayer: Spirit of Grace, we offer our best as well as our most tender places to you. Humbly we lift up our brokenness. Faithfully we open our hands and our hearts to receive your lovingkindness and your blessing. Amen.
Working as a Hospice Chaplain, Lesley is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A Candler School of Theology graduate, Lesley has just published her second book, Grief and the Psalms: Companioning the Moon for 29 Days (available on this website). She and her partner, Linda Ellis are raising their two sons, Brogan and Sam in Decatur, GA.