Morning Prayer Tuesday, October 14 th Opening Sentence and Prayer I prayed, and understanding was given me; I called on God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. Wisdom 7:7 Let us pray: O God, whose spirit fills the world and holds all things together,
Tuesday, October 14th
I prayed, and understanding was given me;
I called on God,
and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
O God, whose spirit fills the world
and holds all things together,
we come as children of the earth
yet created for incorruption,
as born from our mother’s wombs
yet made in the image of eternity.
at the start of the day
looking for the light that is brighter than the sun
and the peace that is deeper than night’s stillness.
We seek the spirit that never dies,
and which day by day renews the life of the earth.
which no darkness or power of confusion can overcome,
and pray that in seeking wisdom
we may find it,
and in finding it
find friendship with you.
Christ have mercy upon us.
Lord have mercy upon us.
Wisdom is a breath of the power of God,
a reflection of eternal light,
and an image of his goodness.
In every generation she passes into holy souls
and makes them friends of God, and prophets.
For God loves nothing so much as the person who lives with wisdom.
She is more beautiful than the sun,
and excels every constellation of the stars.
Compared with the light she is found to be superior,
for the day is succeeded by the night,
but against wisdom evil does not prevail.
Guide us, O God, on the unknown journey ahead.
Whether it is through blessing or danger, save us from a deep forgetfulness
that does not remember your guidance in the past
and of many before us.
and through wasteland and wilderness,
guide us too to places of promise
and grant us eyes to see the flame of life
that we are to follow.
that glisten within and around us
strengthen our hope in the long awaited day
when the goodness of creation and your angels of light
will overcome evil
like a mighty tempest winnowing away all wrong.
Then, O God,
the life that is rooted in you
will stand secure.
From An Earthful of Glory by Philip Newell