Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Prayer

This prayer was given to me by my Spiritual Director...I don't know the source of the prayer, but I want to share it, especially for Lee.

it is night.

The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in the presence of God.

It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done;
what has not been dome has not been done;
let it be.

The night is dark.
Let our fears of the darkness of the world and of our own lives
rest in you.

The night is quiet.
Let the quietness of your peace enfold us,
all dear to us,
and all who have no peace.

The night heralds the dawn.
Let us look expectantly to a new day,
new joys,
new possibilities.

In your name we pray.


Lee said...

Thanks JS. It is a good prayer with good advice in it. Big warm hug!

Lee (who is hoping for peace)

San said...

Yes, it is a very good prayer. Thanks for posting it.

Lee said...

Hey JS, I googled the prayer. It is from "A New Zealand Prayerbook, of the Anglican Church of New Zealand"

Several other people have used this lovely prayer in sermons. The story of how it came to be is told here.