A blessing for when the word ends and still goes on

We are years into this messAnd cannot see the end of itThough we fear it is a long way off.It seemed like the world ended and it still goes on.We have remained home as best we couldWe stopped our regular tripsTo workTo the bookstoreTo the coffee shopTo friendsTo churchTo familyOur social skills have deterioratedWe are…

A blessing for reminding you that you are enough

As chaos and demands swirl around youInsisting that you need toDo moreBe moreHave moreAs you battle these demons/exes/jobs/bossesKnow that you are seen by othersWho see youConnectingSurvivingLearningGrowingMaking it work in a difficult situation.I sayWe all sayYou are enough.Louder, so your inner demons can hear it too,You are enough.I bless you to be able to feel the…

A blessing for wisdom on the path of learning

God of mystery,God of curiosity,God of experience,God of reflection, In a world of misinformationSide-taking,Loyalty tests, andInjustice,Keep reminding usThat the path of learningIs paved with questions followed up byThe humility of seeking.Keep reminding usThat our questions and answersAlways have an impact on people and environments. May we gather up wisdomAs we walk this pathAlways holding the…

A blessing for the survivors of those who died of COVID

God of sickbeds and hospital rooms,God of positive tests and ventilators,Be with the loved onesOf those we have lost in the pandemicWhether they were vaccinated or notElderly or notExperiencing other illnesses and conditions or notIt does not matter now.They were loved.We loved them.Their lives were taken by a tidal wave of diseaseThey could not escape.And…

A blessing for those who wait

It is a season dedicated toWaitingWaiting impatientlyWaiting intentlyWaiting for something specific that life has promisedWaiting for direction that seems elusiveWaiting for justice that may never comeWaiting for peace that seems impossibleWaiting for joy to overthrow our current feelingsWaiting for sorrow to diminishWaiting for pain to lose its edgeDull itself after assaulting the bodyWaiting for loneliness…

A blessing for the queer coffee shop

God of QueernessBless this rainbow coffee shopIn this red-state townAnd all of the folksWho work here and patronize this placeIt is a rare spaceThat exudes belonging, acceptanceWith comforting drinksAnd mismatched couchesIt is the only Church of JazzOn a Sunday morningWhere all of the local misfitsCome to venerate a communal divineWho is experienced throughOur senses as…

A blessing for Sunstone

Dear God,We are here with an odd collectionOf Restoration misfitsHoused under a single roof for a weekend.We ask a blessing of low dramaThat our minds and hearts will be turnedToward listening and relationshipsToward understanding the things we don’t understandLead us to buy books and kitsch for good causes.Many who are hereAre seeking the belonging they…

A blessing for those who need the Mother

There is no blessing that I can give youTo take the pain away.I cannot offer false promises of healingI hold no magical powers to alter the universe. I do feelThat the Mother God is holding you closeThat her love for you is fierceAs the One True Badass Bitch of the UniverseShe ragesMama-Bear styleOn behalf of…

A blessing for the animals

Dear God,The blessing we are seekingIs for our companions in quarantine,For all the creatures in our lives,Our pets and the animals we encounter. God, we are grateful for the guinea pigs,Rescue dogs and shelter cats,Backyard chickens and goats,Rabbits and birds,Chameleons and snakes. God, we give thanks forThe hummingbirds who visit our neighborhoods,The ladybugs and lizards…