Wednesday 13th Ord I
A Pilgrim's Daily Prayer
Called through the Word to the everlasting journey in the Spirit
from nothingness to union with the One who is the Beginning and the End
Guercino: The Angel Appears to Hagar and Ishmael, National Gallery, London, 1652-53
Wednesday of the Thirteenth week in Ordinary Time: Curse into Blessing
[God said,] ‘Come, lift up the boy and hold him fast with your hand, for I will make a great nation of him (NRSV, Genesis 21:13).’
Let us pray,
Father, in all of our moments of difficulty, it is not you who have placed us in them, but it is you who call us out of them, empowering us in every situation to turn what only appears to be curse into blessing not only for ourselves but for others.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.