A Blessing for the Heart Journey

[Preface]. Last weekend I had the immense privilege of crying and laughing with this terribly authentic guy, Wm Paul Young. (Author of the Shack and other great books).
In one of the gathering times, my dear friend Gary Grant shared from his heart and brokenness. I was asked to pray a blessing after. This came out:

Today, fellow fallers,
recoverers, rescuers,
winners, losers,
famous and infamous,
I bless you.

The runners and the lame,
the bankrupt and billionaires,
the saints and sinners,
lost and the lonely,
I bless you.

I bless you with knowing
that the journey of a thousand steps
will be paved by
and whatever
it takes to make
you whole.
Because you are human.

I bless you today
with knowing
that the invitation
to face the world
with an unveiled face
may be done at your pace,
or never at all.
Because it’s an invitation.

But know this
that by love and choice
Trinity’s unmasked face
Shines upon you
and is gracious to you.
Trinity lifts up their faces towards you
and offers you peace.
Because you belong.

~ David Tensen
Feb ’19


  1. Sharon Bowen February 24, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful ?. You are anointed David Tensen!—so authenticly real as is your new friend. How blessed you are!

  2. Robin Mar March 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    This is extremely beautiful and full of the Spirit! Prays for protection and blessing over you!

  3. Bruce McAndless-Davis October 28, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Bless you for this beautiful, dangerously true blessing. I’m so thankful for you David, and this gift I can share with others, and for Paul who shared it with us at our gathering here in Aldergrove, Canada (on the other side of the globe!). Thanks be to the one whose face is always turned toward us!

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