Oblate’s Prayer

O Loving God

I ask your blessing this day

on all the Oblates of Saint Benedict

and those with whom we are affiliated.

Help us to become people of prayer and peace.

Though scattered far and wide,

help us to be together

in the spirit of your love.

Give us hearts wide enough

to embrace each other

as well as those

whose lives we touch.

Enable us to listen and to learn

from each other

and those around us each day.

May we be models

in our homes, neighborhoods,

and communities

of wise stewardship,

dignified human labor,

sacred leisure,

and reverence for all living things.

Above all, O God, may our presence

among others

be a constant witness of justice,

compassion and hope to all.