Spiritual Practice

Spiritual Practices

 

COMPASSION

 

1. Scripture and meditation from Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions

Pray with:

Psalm 145.9
The Compassion of God is for all that has been made.

Pause

Matthew 1 1.28
Come to me, all you who are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Pause

Quran – Daylight 93.1-3
By the light of day and the dark of night your God has not forgotten you.

Silence

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2. Prayer by Howard Thurman

O holy God, open unto me light for my darkness, courage for my fear, hope for my despair.
O loving God, open unto me wisdom for my confusion, forgiveness for my sins, love for my hate.
O God of peace, open unto me peace for my turmoil, joy for my sorrow, strength for my weakness.
O generous God, open my heart to receive all your gifts.