Friday, March 18, 2016

Prayer: “Prayer When You Have Nothing Left to Give” By Diana Macalintal

Lord, I have nothing left to give.
I’m exhausted and worn out.
Yet so many still ask for more.
Grant me that last ounce of strength 
that sustained you on the cross 
and allowed you to give 
one last word of forgiveness, 
that I may be gentle 
with others and with myself.
And when that too is spent, 
help me stay present even in my emptiness, 
and let my presence be 
the first and last gift I have to give.
Amen.

The Work of Your Hands, page 39.