Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Let it be

"Stillness of the Night"
Artist: Rodel Gonzales

This is from the New Zealand prayer book. I found it in the comments section over at Mad Priest's place. I think it is deeply beautiful:

Lord 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 done 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. Amen.

4 comments:

  1. i'm confused! i wanted to comment on the Pema Post but alas, it is not here?

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  2. Ha! Sorry about that, Roberta. I posted the Pema Chodron quote here by mistake so I deleted it. It's over on Meditation Matters right here:

    http://meditationmatters.blogspot.com/

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  3. This is a beautiful prayer. Thank you.

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