Monday, May 12, 2008

verses and a prayer

These verses are quoted in The Glenstal Book of Prayer in the morning prayers for each day of the week:

In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet on the road of peace.
(Luke 1:78-79)

It is a peaceful day when I see the Lord as my Dawn, my Sunrise. Any light that brightens my day comes from Him.

O blessed Lord, beyond the moment's sorrow
I see above, beneath, before, behind--
Eternal Love. Give me today, tomorrow,
A quiet mind.
--Amy Carmichael, Mountain Breezes, p. 139)

I like to substitute whatever I'm feeling for the word "sorrow". Anxiousness, exhaustion, blahness, joy....

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