May the God who gives us peace,

Give you peace,

Deep peace,

Deep peace so that you know joys,

Peace that helps you in time of trouble,

Peace that opens your eyes to see new ventures in service,

Peace that opens your ears to hear God speak to you,

Peace that opens your mouth to say the right things,

And peace that fills your heart with such deep love

That you know when to say “yes” and when to say “no,”

When to go and do,

When to stay and be.

And may that peace bind us in love together as we go out in faith. Amen.

–Sue Fitzgerald


Sue voiced this prayer as the benediction at the BWIM annual worship service on June 25, 2014.