The Prayer

Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

The flames of anxiety and frustration, resentment and insecurity are blazing more brightly these days, fueled predominantly by fear. What can I say? It was inevitable.

So I want to offer this. It is a song sometimes sung as a duet by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli; look it up on YouTube.

The Prayer

I pray you’ll be our eyes, and watch us where we go
And help us to be wise in times when we don’t know.
Let this be our prayer; when we lose our way
Lead us to the place; guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe.

I pray we’ll find your light; and hold it in our hearts.
When stars go out each night; remind us where we are.
Let this be our prayer; when shadows fill our day,
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace;
Give us faith so we’ll be safe.

We ask that life be kind and watch us from above.
We hope each soul will find another soul to love.
Let this be our prayer, just like every child,
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace,
give us faith so we’ll be safe.



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4 responses to “The Prayer

  1. What a good choice of oreaching right now, Pat! I sobbed as the foursome sang it at the end of the Global Concert Saturday night.

  2. Love this song!! Thanks helping me remember it.
    …give us faith so we’ll be safe…
    So appropriate for these times.

  3. Thanks for sharing this very powerful and reflective prayer, Pat. God bless you and keep you and your friends safe.
    Thanks for all the wonderful ways you and your companions are reaching out to those in need.

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