Morning Prayer Tuesday, October 14th
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, 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.
And so we gather 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.
We seek your gift of wisdom, O God, 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.
Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us. Silence
Reading - Luke8:40-56 Silence
A Song of Wisdom’s Glory Leader - Wisdom is a breath of the power of God, a reflection of eternal light, and an image of his goodness. All – In every generation she passes into holy souls and makes them friends of God, and prophets.
Leader – For God loves nothing so much as the person who lives with wisdom. All – She is more beautiful than the sun, and excels every constellation of the stars. Leader – 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. Wisdom 7
Closing Prayer 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.
Like those who passed through the waves of the sea 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.
May glimmerings of the imperishable light 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. Amen. From An Earthful of Glory by Philip Newell