Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thoughts From Morning Prayer

I do morning and evening prayer from the's Blog because I can RSS it into Mail. I'm going to try to do some reflecting on things or highlighting things on here as they pop out to me. There may not be analysis, maybe just copying and pasting to share thoughts.
"O LORD, you have dealt graciously with your servant, according to your word. Teach me discernment and knowledge, for I have believed in your commandments." - Psalm 119.66-67
The following was a canticle that isn't in the BCP, but I liked it and thought it appropriate...and that the handfull of people who read this will enjoy seeing it, too.
"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it. Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone." - Thomas Merton, Life in Solitude.

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