Category: Beauty

Monks . . . Walking through Zion

Two summers ago when Sister Patty and I drove through Utah, we stopped at Zion National Park The beauty was breathtaking! Words from Psalm 47 kept coming back to me, ” Walk through Zion, walk all around it . . .” And then I… Continue Reading “Monks . . . Walking through Zion”

Appreciating Beauty as Prayer

Last week Gratefulness.org published this quote. What is real prayer? Praise to God. And the meaning of praise? Appreciating; thus opening the heart more and more to the divine beauty one sees in manifestation. – Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan Bowl of Saki

Let God’s Glory Be over all the Earth

From today’s Morning Prayer: Psalm 108 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!

Contemplation of Creation

  . . . their answer was their beauty.  From today’s reading in the Psalter I asked the earth, the sea and the deeps, heaven, the sun, the moon and the stars….My questioning of them was my contemplation , and their answer was their… Continue Reading “Contemplation of Creation”

For the Beauty of the Earth

Our hymn at morning prayer today was “For the Beauty of the Earth.”  For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies; For the love which from our birth, Over and around us lies; Lord of all, to Thee we raise… Continue Reading “For the Beauty of the Earth”

Wisdom from Gertrude the Great

This morning’s reading (below) from the Psalter was from Spiritual Exercises by Gertrud the Great of Helfta. “My God, you are my hope; you the glory; you the joy; you my blessedness. You are the thirst of my spirit; you the life of my… Continue Reading “Wisdom from Gertrude the Great”

Gratefulness

Every morning I receive a daily quote from Gratefulness.org(it’s easy to subscribe). The quotes are always inspiring and uplifting. I look forward to them. This was yesterday’s: Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of… Continue Reading “Gratefulness”