“The Welcoming Prayer” by Fr. Keating

Welcome at Norbertine

Friday, December the 13th.

End of a long week.

Eve of an extraordinarily painful anniversary for the people of Newtown and all who care about them.

I offer this prayer as a starting point, a reflection.

The prayer alone is so powerful; commentary is secondary.

Silence is the gateway.




Welcome, welcome, welcome.

I welcome everything that comes to me today┬ábecause I know it’s for my healing.

I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions.

I let go of my desire for power and control.

I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval, and pleasure.

I let go of my desire to change any situation, condition, person or myself.

I open to the love and presence of God and God’s action within.



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