As we return to campus and move more freely about our lives, we are becoming accustomed to wearing masks. Today’s prayer is for this new daily ritual. Even an inconvenience such as this can be sacred spiritual practice.
bless our masks.
May we place them on our faces prayerfully,
grateful for our bodies
and for the breath that fills the fabric.
May we remove them mindfully,
thankful for human connection
and for the gift of today’s interactions.
May our masks make life more meaningful.
May they enliven our senses,
reminding us to listen with compassion
and speak with humility.
May they draw us together,
inspiring respect for one another
and enabling mutual care.
May our masks move us to treasure this day:
the smiles that draw the cloth closer,
the laughter that pulls the elastic tighter,
the tenderness of our faces
that reflects the tenderness of our hearts.
bless our masks and all they have to teach us.
Help us find joy and purpose in this new practice,
and lead us toward a day of wholeness
when our faces may shine freely in your Presence.