Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Celtic prayer

The will of God be done by us;
The law of God be kept us;
Our evil will controlled by us;
Our sharp tongue checked by us;
Our sharp tongue checked by us;
Quick forgiveness offered by us;
Speedy repentance made by us;
Temptation sternly shunned by us;
Blessed death welcomed by us;
Angels' music heard by us;
God's highest praises sung by us.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

From Anselm

God of truth,
I ask that I may receive
so that my joy may be full.

Meanwhile let my mind meditate on it,
let my tongue speak of it,
let my heart love it,
let my mouth preach it,
let my soul hunger for it,
my flesh thirst for it,
and my whole being desire it,
until I enter into the joy of my Lord,
who is God one and triune, blessed for ever. Amen.