Blessings Archive - Kate Bowler

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a blessing for when you get your first vaccine

a blessing for when you get your first vaccine oh God, one tiny syringe holds so much hope and relief. God after such a long year, i am so blessed and grateful. show me what to do with all this joy God have mercyChrist have mercySpirit have mercy For You, O LORD, light my lamp; […]

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a blessing for givers who need to receive

a blessing for givers who need to receive oh God you see them,the ones who are overwhelmed–the caregivers and workers,Zoom warriors and parents–all those who are giverswhose greatest need nowis just to be able to receive. God come in Your powercome in Your tendernessto bring the helpand relief they need. God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have […]

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a blessing when thoughts and prayers are not enough

a blessing when thoughts and prayers are not enough God, i am appalledat the violence and sufferingthat keeps happening. God, how do i wrapmy mind around this?what can be done? be angry and do not sinEph. 4:26 Literal Standard Version God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. The kind of fasting I want is this:Remove […]

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a blessing when it’s better but not over

a blessing when it’s better, but not over God, i am so readyfor this pandemic to be over,but it isn’t yet.this is a new hard place to be,so full of promise,but undefined risk. o God,give me patience.give me hope.did I mentiongive me patience? teach me to do your will,for you are my God;
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a lenten blessing for palm sunday

a lenten blessing for palm sunday o God, why do the days feel so shortand the minutes so long? oh God take hold of time,and order it once again. God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. on this palm sunday,time is markedas one small donkeyplods toward jerusalem, and one with a face set like flintwalks […]

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a blessing for the courage to do something difficult

a blessing for the courage to do something difficult God, i am struggling to facethe difficult thing i know i should do. o God, help me. God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. I took courage,for the hand of the Lordmy God was on me.Ezra 7:28 God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. blessed are […]

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a blessing when you need love to conquer hate

a blessing when you need love to conquer hate  God, i am stuck in a cycle of emotionthat feels a lot like hatred,though i can hardly admit it. o God of Love, help me to breathe here,get my bearings, and find my way back to You. God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. we put aside the […]

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a blessing when you’re not getting any better

a blessing when you’re not getting any better God, i’ve finally got the memo.I’m not nearly the person I thought I’d be.And this life is notwhat I would have picked.   o God, yet i desire the goodthat still could be.show me the way o Lord. God have mercy.Christ have mercy.Spirit have mercy. Lord, I know […]

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