A Prayer for Communication that Flourishes, by Terry Eagleton

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“The most flourishing acts are those performed as though they were one’s last, and thus accomplished not for their consequences but for their own sake” (literary critic and British public intellectual Terry Eagleton, as quoted by Timothy Radcliffe, The Tablet, 16 July 2022, 13. Special thanks to Leonard Sweet’s Preach the Story community for this quote.)

Heavenly Father. Help us to choose our words out of love for You and neighbor, out of a desire for shalom, and in recognition of Your great gift of communication. Grant us wisdom that allows us to share messages with our loved ones, our colleagues, our friends, and strangers as though they were our last. And may all glory be given to You. A-men.

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