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Evening Prayer – 16 August 2019

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

After a morning of reflection

Time spent simply being still

To spend an afternoon and early evening in the wonder of your Creation

What a blessing indeed

Even though my feet are sore

Even though my body is aching

Despite two thunderstorms

Despite slushy snow falling on us in August 😳

It has been a day filled with blessings

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…

Burning It Down – Jake Owensby

Powerful and challenging words, Jake!

Flames were leaping from the windows, spilling out the front door, and ripping through the roof. Typical of shotgun houses, this one had been built entirely of wood.— Read on jakeowensby.com/2019/08/16/burning-it-down/

Evening Prayer – 15 August 2019

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

A day of rest and reflection

A time to simply be in the beauty of your Creation

A time of prayer and contemplation

A time to simply Be Still

For such sacred moments I thank you Lord

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…

The Morning Star – Christine Valters Paintner

“The morning can be full of promise and new beginnings and Mary as the morning star is symbolic of all that we hope will come. Many of the early Church fathers wrote about the ‘morning star’ that shines brightly before the sun rises symbolizing Mary who is the light preceding the brilliant illumination of the Sun.”

 Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, The Wisdom of Mary and the Sacred Feminine – An Online Self-Study Retreat

Evening Prayer – 14 August 2019

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

Thank you, Lord

For the beauty of this day

For your Spirit’s presence

For quiet moments

For safe travels up and down the mountain

For my partner in life and ministry

Thank you, Lord

That we can come to you at any time

That you hear the cries of our hearts

That we are never truly alone

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…

Evening Prayer – 13 August 2019

The sun has set and the Vesper Lights flicker and glow

Transitioning back from time with dear friends

The sacred honor of walking through the Valley of the Shadows

Friends who are family ❤️❤️

Time spent catching up at work

Time spent driving to appointments

Time spent with my beloved

In all of this, you were present Lord

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…

Sacred Attentiveness – Christine Valters Paintner

“When we rush from one thing to another, we skim over the surface of life, losing the sacred attentiveness that brings forth revelations in the most ordinary of moments.”  

 Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred