A Prayer for Connection

This is one of the prayers I had the privilege of contributing to a great book by one of my teachers and friends: Mere Spirituality: The Spiritual Life According to Henri Nouwen, by Wil Hernandez.

From Chapter Four: "Togetherness"

Our Father,

Take us ever farther into you, so that we can find ourselves and one another. When I am alone with you, help me to see the incomparable gift of my brothers' and sisters' presence in my life. When we are together in community, use each of us to shape one another in love so we can become truly and fully who you created us to be. And when we gather around your family table, make us one in you through the body and blood given so freely to all of us.