Prayers, Vocations

Prayer to be Free …

Lord, send the gift of your Spirit
to fill this place
and myself
and the world.

Touch me with truth
that burns like fire,
with beauty that moves me like the wind;
and set me free, Lord,
free to try new ways of living,
free to forgive myself and others,
free to love and laugh and sing,
free to lay aside my burden of security,
free to join the battle for justice and peace,
free to see and listen and wonder again
at the gracious mystery of things and persons;

free to be,
to give,
to receive,
to rejoice,
to rejoice as a child of your Spirit.

And, Lord,
teach me how to dance,
to turn around and come down where I want to be,
in the arms and heart of your people
and in you,
that I may praise and enjoy you forever.


—  Author Unknown.
Original Title:  “Touch Me with Truth That Burns Like Fire”
Taken from “Free to Pray.  Free to Love” by Max Oliva, S.J.