Tag Archives: Daily Office

Chasing clouds

Not as children naming
animals in a fluffy sky; nor yet
storm chasers, seeking secrets
funnelled from heaven to earth; more
refugees from understanding,
lost in bewilderment, following
clouds across the wilderness
desert dry-mouthed – Continue reading

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Wednesday Morning Prayer

Reposted from the Episcopal Cafe. The recommended Canticle for use after the first testament reading at Morning Prayer on a Wednesday is Surge, illuminare: Rise and shine. On a day like any other buses ran, some on time buskers sang, … Continue reading

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Morning prayer

A rabbit, startled by the
gas-powered scythe scuttered,
white tail exposed,
exiting garden right. Continue reading

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Why pray

How can we turn away, when love pursues us
with such glorious desire? Continue reading

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Psalmbird

At last week’s Summer Music Camp, we learned all about David the songwriter (the one from the Bible, as we had constantly to disambiguate). We learned to sing Psalm 23 in childlike form. We listened to Kiri te Kanawa singing … Continue reading

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“Do not be overcome by evil”

… “but overcome evil with good.” Continue reading

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Morning Prayer for July 7, 2016: Psalm 18, Part I

Last time, I came back cold; colder than any living thing was meant to feel. Your burning coals, flung from your flaming tongue, extinguished themselves against the skin of my unclaimed body, and I didn’t feel a thing, except cold; … Continue reading

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Early morning prayer

The expression of light before it breaks: a black sky open to distant heavens; the shocking nudity of pale tree limbs displayed against a deep cloud canvas. Within and without lie in such balance for a moment I can see … Continue reading

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Today or tomorrow

Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such & such a town and spend a year there, doing business & making money.’ Yet you do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your … Continue reading

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On a Wednesday

On Wednesdays, I think about my mother. Arise, shine, for your light has come, the daily morning prayer declares, on a Wednesday. I hear my mother calling, “Rise and shine!” Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory … Continue reading

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