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Prayers: Strength


We desire strength and detachment when these things come upon us!
When matters turn out as we would not have wished leaving us all at sea.
When everything goes slowly and idleness takes over with its seduction.
When what we want to do and what we must do face different ways.
When the mind grows tired and we cannot think and act.
When what we do looks weak and our work seems obscure.
When the wild goose has sent us the wrong way and we have missed the real.
When we feel unable to love the one who is nearest.
When people have changed and appearances are not as they used to be.
When we are lost in memories and feel dislike for the way things seem.

Our real strength ceases destructive attachment, and we rise above these ephemeral concerns. Our task is to shine above and then give thanks for the inner fortitude of humanity.