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Evening Prayer – 1 June 2021

June 1, 2021

The sun has set and the Vesper lights flicker and glow

Flowers remind us of God’s refreshing and re-creating love

I am reminded of the love, mercy, grace, and renewal which the Spirit of God offers us

Thomas Merton wrote the following in his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain.

There is not a flower that opens, not a seed that falls into the ground, and not an ear of wheat that nods on the end of its stalk in the wind that does not preach and proclaim the greatness and the mercy of God to the whole world. There is not an act of kindness or generosity, not an act of sacrifice done, or a word of peace and gentleness spoken, not a child’s prayer uttered, that does not sing hymns to God before his throne, and in the eyes of men, and before their faces.

May the flowers of the field and the birds of the air continue to teach me

May they continue to uplift me

May they continue to invite me into the heart of God

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…

3 Comments
  1. Reblogged this on Anniegoose's Blog and commented:
    Totally Awesome

  2. Sooooooo Rev Michael 🙂

    While I’m reading this passage from Thomas Merton – all of a sudden I find myself singing Vanity Fare’s Early in the Morning. Went to You Tube – looked it up and while I’m re-reading this for the second and third time I’m also listening to that tune.

    Blessings

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