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Evening Prayer – 25 May 2021

May 25, 2021
Sister Moon (99.8% Full) over our house tonight

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

It was a wonderful breakfast with dear friends who are family

It has been a good day of reflection, study, and ministry

It has been a good day for zoom fellowship with colleagues

It has been a lovely evening with my sweetheart and our puppy

Sister Moon invites me to slow down and enter into the cosmic dance

When we are alone on a starlit night; when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children; when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet Bashō we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash—at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the “newness,” the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance. (Thomas Merton—New Seeds of Contemplation, p. 296-297)

Now as my eyelids grow heavy

I lift this humble prayer to you

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

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