Morning prayer

Last year, when things were grim indeed, and it took most of my reserves of courage, perseverance and energy to go in to work every day – I started to further explore the idea of prayers at different times of the day (the daily office, involving things like morning prayer, afternoon prayer, evening prayer, compline).

Somewhat earlier than this, my reading involved some things on the rule of St Benedict and how he organized his monastery. There are a lot of aspects I really like about this, and I hope one day to delve into it further. I also found the site for Northumbria community, and purchased the download of their disc with some amazing prayers which helped me through the really dark days. If you explore their link you will also find the prayers of the daily office and ideas of how to use it.

They words, or lyrics, for one of my favorite prayers (song, on the disc), comes from evening prayer:

Lord, You have always given
bread for the coming day;
and though I am poor,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always given
strength for the coming day;
and though I am weak,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always given
peace for the coming day;
and though of anxious heart,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always kept
me safe in trials;
and now, tried as I am,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always marked
the road for the coming day;
and though it may be hidden,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always lightened
this darkness of mine;
and though the night is here,
today I believe.

Lord, You have always spoken
when time was ripe;
and though you be silent now,
today I believe.

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One thought on “Morning prayer

  1. JellyBelly says:

    What beautiful prayer! Thanks for sharing!

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