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A Harmony Pastor Feedback: NIGHT PRAYER: Saturday 10/1

An odd and historic change in calendars

makes October our tenth month

although by title it could be eighth

and so I want it had been

for I might love to seek out and achieve two months

for making up for all we misplaced this yr…

 

Nonetheless, it is the primary of the tenth, not the eighth, as we speak

and with that I should be glad and know

that three months therefore this yr will disappear,

a brand new one will arrive, 

a brand new starting,

as we will name it…

 

However what of this yr’s ending, Lord,

these final three months, these 90 days 

earlier than we sing the auld lang syne –

what lets make of this final quarter?

A time to marvel on the hues

of falling leaves, apples picked

and chrysanthemums in bloom…

 

A time to drag on sweaters, 

hats and gloves, all heat 

towards November’s chill… 

A time for giving thanks 

at tables blest

with household, mates and meals…

A time for starry nights,

for pine bough wreaths upon our doorways

and candles lit in merry vigil…

A time for days made holy,

by harvest, hope and spirits excessive

and prayers for what’s forward…

Sufficient, certainly, to fill three months,

these sacred 90 days,

the final of this yr’s burden…

So, on the primary of this tenth month, Lord,

bless the times and weeks forward

together with your presence, energy and peace…

Brace us for the winter,

for a brand new yr of your grace:

a brand new starting’s what we want, Lord,

a candy new yr is what we pray…

Shield us, Lord, whereas we’re awake

and watch over us whereas we sleep

that awake, we’d preserve watch with you

and asleep, relaxation in your peace…

Amen.

 

 

 

 


  

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