February 26, 2012 - 10:15am
Celtic Morning Prayer
In the busyness of this day,
grant me a stillness of seeing, O God.
In the conflicting voices of my heart,
grant me a calmness of hearing.
Let my seeing and hearing,
my words and actions,
be rooted in the silent certainty of your presence.
Let my passions for life,
and the longings for justice that stir within me,
be grounded in the experience of your peaceful presence.
Let my life be rooted in the ground of your peace, O God,
let me be rooted in the depths of your peace.
from Celtic Benediction (adapted)
Evening Prayer (inspired by the above prayer)
In the calmness of this evening,
grant me a fullness of seeing, O God.
In my awareness of this day’s activities,
forgive me for ways I failed to share your love,
and strengthen and extend today’s attempts to be loving.
Let my knowledge of today empower me
for rest tonight, and a better tomorrow.
Let my rest tonight be rooted in the depths of your peace.