Tuesday 26th May – Icon of the Day
Somewhere, out at the edges, the night
Is turning and the waves of darkness
Begin to brighten the shore of dawn.
The heavy dark falls back to earth
And the freed air goes wild with light,
The heart fills with fresh, bright breath
And thoughts stir to give birth to colour.
I arise today
In the name of Silence
Womb of the Word,
In the name of Stillness,
Home of belonging,
In the name of the Solitude
Of the Soul and the Earth
I arise today
Blessed by all things,
Wings of breath,
Delight of eyes,
Wonder of whisper,
Intimacy of touch,
Eternity of soul,
Urgency of thought,
Miracle of health,
Embrace of God.
May I live this day
Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.
‘Matins’ - John O’Donahue
Image: ‘Morning mist in Mountains’, Caspar David Friedrich, 1808, Thuringian State Museum, Heidecksburg, Germany.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for May 2020, today we pray for those who are in prison and for prison staff.
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