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A Harmony Pastor Feedback: NIGHT PRAYER: Sunday 10/10


On Sundays, Evening Prayer will give attention to a component from the day’s celebration of mass. Tonight we mirror on knowledge, the reward prayed for in at the moment’s first studying. Particularly, you may wish to evaluate today’s first reading as preparation for tonight’s prayer if you have not seen the video of at the moment’s liturgy.

 

Knowledge!

Dare I invite Knowledge to my coronary heart, Lord?

Dare I not welcome her advances?

Do I not need her, deeply so,

in my ideas, in my phrases, in all I do?

Knowledge! 

 

She comes at no small value, Lord:

to welcome her is to kiss goodbye

    my soul’s adolescent folly,

    my cussed, egocentric delight,

    reliance on myself for fact…

Knowledge, a demanding pal is she

who asks for all I’ve however in return

provides again far more than ever 

I had hoped or dreamed to name my very own…

And a jealous lover Knowledge is:

no different claims upon my coronary heart abiding,

she seduces me with fact

alongside a easy path to peace and sure, to pleasure!

She shimmers and he or she shines 

in darkened corners of my thoughts

with a mesmerizing mild undimmed 

in my shadows of confusion…

 

She trains my eyes to hunt what’s true,

what’s simply, what’s pure,

what’s worthy of my will, my love,

my ideas my phrases and all I do…

Dare I invite your Knowledge, Lord,

    to settle in my soul,

    dwell deeply in my ideas,

    take maintain my coronary heart’s wishes? 

Dare I not welcome her advances?

Dare I probability a wasted, silly life,

spent in useless pursuit

of passing, empty pleasure?

 

No, somewhat, Lord, 

    I will select Girl Knowledge! 

Ship her to my arms

to resume me from the within out,

to manipulate all issues properly inside my soul,

to abide with me, despite all my silly methods

and maintain me within the grace and peace you provide…

 

Give me braveness to courtroom Knowledge

who’s all the time in search of me,

who by no means tires in her quest

to take my thoughts, my coronary heart, my soul…

Might she lead me to a quiet place

the place I’d relaxation together with her

whereas she holds me and he or she shares,

from all her many treasures,

your phrase of fact and peace…

Within the stillness of my prayer, Lord,

ship Knowledge to my soul,

to take me as her personal,

to make my coronary heart her dwelling…

Shield me, Lord, whereas I am awake,

maintain vigil whereas I sleep

that awake, I’d maintain watch with you

and asleep, relaxation in your peace…

Amen.


Knowledge, Knowledge!  by Lori True


 
Knowledge, Knowledge, be attentive
Knowledge, Knowledge, be attentive
Knowledge, Knowledge, open our hearts
Knowledge, Knowledge, open our hearts
  
in our conflicts and chaos

  
in our struggles and robust will

  
in our delight and our ardour  

O Knowledge, Knowledge, open our hearts

Knowledge, Knowledge, be attentive
Knowledge, Knowledge, be attentive
Knowledge, Knowledge, open our hearts
Knowledge, Knowledge, open our hearts
  
in all of our doubting

  
in all of our selecting

  
in all of our looking out

O Knowledge, Knowledge, open our hearts

Knowledge, Knowledge, be attentive


 


  

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