Joan Chittister was one of nearly a hundred prominent men and women from every religious tradition and region to share a favourite prayer and reflect on its meaning for the recently published “A World of Prayer.”
Prayer for Dialogue with Greater Religions
I bow to the one who signs the cross.
I bow to the one who sits with the Buddha.
I bow to the one who wails at the wall.
I bow to the OM flowing in the Ganges.
I bow to the one who faces Mecca,
whose forehead touches holy ground.
I bow to dervishes whirling in mystical wind.
I bow to the north,
to the south,
to the east,
to the west.
I bow to the God within each heart.
I bow to epiphany,
to God’s face revealed.
I bow. I bow. I bow.
Mary Lou Kownacki
(Reflections are provided each week by a member of the congregation.)