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Evening Prayer – 11 October 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

What a week it has been, Lord

Emotionally, Spiritually, Mentally

Yet in the midst of it all, moments of grace

For your presence, Lord

For your Spirit’s guidance, Lord

For your call in our lives, Lord

Our profound thanks

In your mercy, hear this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Evening Prayer – 10 October 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

Sometimes it is a difficult journey

Walking through the Valley of the Shadows

Walking with those who mourn

Remembering those who are suffering

Suffering the effects of catastrophic storms

Suffering from the effects of warfare and greed

In such an environment, Lord remind us

Of your presence

Of your compassion

Of your strength

Of your peace

In your mercy, Lord, hear this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Evening Prayer – 9 October 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

In the midst of it all, Lord

Your presence we know

As life unfolds

As challenges are revealed

As storm clouds gather on the horizon

As we walk through the Valley of the Shadows

Your love and your promise leads us

In your mercy, hear this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Suffering – Christine Valters Paintner

When we face this magnitude of suffering we are moved to the question of ‘why’?  Yet we are also called to recognize that we do not know the answer; we rest in humility rather than theological platitudes.  We may want to try and make sense of it in order to obtain a feeling of control, yet that is another way we run away from the fierceness of the storm.”

 — Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Desert Mothers and Fathers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings Annotated and Explained

Evening Prayer – 8 October 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

An incredibly long day of travel

Yet also a time of special conversations and blessings

A time of reflection and preparation

Lord, as I prepare for sleep

Keep my dear ones in your loving embrace

Keep me focused on your path

In your mercy, hear this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…

Matthew 25 – Fr Philip Berrigan

A long day of travel for us… safely in our hotel room in Austin… some of my reading on the flight today…

Christ divided a few loaves of bread to feed the multitudes. He instructed His followers to feed, not starve the hungry. He told us to clothe, not to abuse the naked. To house, not to persecute, the homeless. — Fr Philip Berrigan in his autobiography, Fighting the Lamb’s War: Skirmishes with the American Empire

Evening Prayer – 7 October 2018

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

A long, yet meaning-filled Lord’s Day

We gathered around your Table, Lord

We broke bread together

We joined in prayer with all of your children around the world

A difficult week is ahead of us

Yet as we prepare for sleep

Your Spirit brings us comfort and sustenance

In your mercy, hear this humble prayer

Dona Nobis Pacem

Grant Us Peace

A wee prayer from the heart of your Padre…