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Evening Prayer – 13 April 2018

April 13, 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

As we enjoyed great food, fellowship, and companionship

As we enjoyed clear skies and calm

Our Sisters and Brothers in Syria continue to suffer

How long, O Lord, will violence continue

How long, O Lord, before we learn that redemptive violence is an oxymoron

In the words of Bob Dylan

How many roads must a man walk down

Before you can call him a man?

How many seas must a white dove sail

Before she sleeps in the sand?

Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly

Before they’re forever banned?

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many years can a mountain exist

Before it’s washed to the sea?

Yes, how many years can some people exist

Before they’re allowed to be free?

Yes, how many times can a man turn his head

Pretending he just doesn’t see?

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

Yes, how many times must a man look up

Before he can really see the sky?

Yes, how many ears must one man have

Before he can hear people cry?

Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows

That too many people have died?

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

How many times

How many years

Lord, in your mercy, hear this prayer for all of your children

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

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One Comment
  1. Amen, my friend! I’m also pleased to see you’re a Bob Dylan fan. ❤

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