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In November, the official month of giving thanks, we meditate on gratitude. Children, youth and families of Grace share readings, prayers, and reflections on the practice of recognizing God's gifts which sustain all of creation year round.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Nina and Karly

PRAYER

Dear God, thank you for this day, and thank you for the amazingness we can create when we listen generously. Amen.

Nina and Karly share "Generous Listening" by Marilyn Nelson:
 

A conversation can be a contest,
or a game of catch with invisible balloons.
They bounce between us, growing and shrinking,
sometimes floating like cloud medicine balls,
and sometimes bowling at us like round anvils.
You toss a phrase and understanding blooms
like an anemone of colored lights.
My mind fireworks with unasked questions.
Who is this miracle speaking to me?
And who is this miracle listening?
What amazingness are we creating?
Out of gray matter a star spark of thought
leaps between synapses into the air,
and pours through gray matter, into my heart:
how can I not listen generously?

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