From today’s Morning Prayer: Psalm 108 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!
The following is the closing prayer from Vespers for this evening. O gracious God, open our hearts and our eyes to the wonders of your presence among us. May we see the signs of your beauty within and about us and ever be in… Continue Reading “In Awe of the Simple Gifts of LIfe”
One of today’s psalms at morning prayer was Psalm 100. It begins: “All the earth cries out to you with shouts of joy, O God.” All the earth cries out to you with shouts of joy, O God, Servign you with gladness, coming before… Continue Reading “All the Earth Cries Out”
Is there not a beautiful thought connected with prayer for the dead? Were it not sad to feel that when our loved ones pass away, they are wholly separated from us? Through prayer we may still hold communion with them; by the spirit of… Continue Reading “All Souls Day”
. . . 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”
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”
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”