Saturday, December 6, 2008

Our Day of Prayers for Peace

Our prayers for peace are concluded for today. We have prayed respecting many traditions, but the well is by no means dry. Thanks to one and all who participated here at St. Paul's or far away on this blog or in whatever way you could. I leave you with a classic from Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) which we prayed this afternoon:

In you, Father all-mighty, we have our preservation and our bliss. In you, Christ, we have our restoring and our saving. You are our mother, brother, and savior. In you, our Lord the Holy Spirit, is marvelous and plenteous grace. You are our clothing; for love you wrap us and embrace us. You are our maker, our lover, our keeper. Teach us to believe that by your grace all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. Amen.

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