I created this meditation because I wanted a meaningful way to prepare for parties and social events that would help me stay grounded and present. I hope you enjoy!
A Blessing for Gathering Together
May we remember what’s deeply true about who we are,
loved, wanted, and cherished by Jesus.
May we remember that all are welcomed at His table.
May we extend grace and receive it for ourselves.
May we remember the gift of imperfect relationship.
May we courageously choose to act first with kindness.
And when our past wounds and offenses seem like the only things we remember,
may we remember that we are all a work in progress and thrive on love to heal.
May we pause our response when comments and actions cut and sting.
And may we bring to Jesus first, what aches and lingers.
Bless us Jesus so that we resemble you when we gather together.
May we remember that You see perfectly, all imperfection and still pursue us with love.
And may we remember that we see with limited vision.
May we remember that all carry a weight of fear and deeply desire to belong.
And may we risk the vulnerability to come as we are.
May forgiveness, hope, love, and joy be our beacon of light as we gather together.
May we keep company with Jesus in our hearts.
And may the glory of who He is radiate from within us.