Compassionate, creating One

You know our grief and share our tears

You hold in your heart the


Of all our hearts

Grace us with the wisdom to gently hold ourselves
and others who grieve.

Grace us with the courage to acknowledge our losses
and wrestle honestly with their impact.

Grace us with the patience and self-compassion to heal
when our hearts have been wounded.

Grace the rivers of our tears as they ebb and flow
Let them carry your healing presence
Let them move upon the landscapes of our lives
Let them carve within each of us space for
Greater love
Fuller compassion
Expanded hearts
Deeper understanding
More profound joy

Maker of all waters, move within us
As we seek to trust the ways of your movement in our lives
And follow the ways of Christ
The water of life. Amen.