This prayer by Ernesto Barros Cardoso of Brazil is a nice follow-up to yesterday’s post about the need for embodied spirituality and the need to recover the senses, including the gift of touch.
God of Life Prepare our hands for a touch
A new and different touch
Prepare our hands for a touch
A touch of encounter
A touch of awakening
A touch of hope
A touch of feeling
Many are the worn-out gestures
Many are the movements frozen in time
Many are the useless excuses just to repeat attitudes…
Give us daring
To create new titles of community
New links of affection
Breaking away from old ways of relating,
Encouraging true, meaningful ways to move into closeness.