Sunday, August 01, 2010

Another Celtic Prayer

The book of Celtic prayers (Sounds of the Eternal, by J. Philip Newell) that I picked up in Michigan recently continues to shape my evening prayers as I prepare for sleep each night.  One of the Sunday night prayers felt especially appropriate for where I'm at in life right now, and where I'm at today, and I wanted to share it here.

In the quiet of the night
may I know your presence, O God.
At the ending of the day
may my soul be alive to your nearness.
Amidst the tiredness that overcomes my body
and the tensions that linger in my mind,
amidst the uncertainties and fears
that haunt me in the darkness of the night,
let me know your presence, O God,
let my soul be alive to your nearness.

2 comments:

tea said...

This is a good one. Thanks for sharing these. :)

Lisa said...

glad you appreciate them :)