11/1/20

NIGHT PRAYER: Sunday 11/1


Last night, Lord, we all fiddled with our clocks,
convincing ourselves that somehow
we added an hour to time...
 
Do you laugh out loud, Lord, or just smile knowingly 
when we mortals presume to understand, to improve upon
the work of your hands and realities far beyond our grasp?
 
Time...
an artifical construct, our meager effort 
to name, mark and measure our finite, human experience
in your divine, eternal now...
 
Every day we make our way
from yesterday towards tomorrow:
our present ever fading to the past
and the future always just beyond our grasp
while for you, Lord, there is only now...
 
They say, "time marches on," as if in 2/4 time,
yet some days, Lord, the minutes pass like hours
while some days slip away like minutes lost...

What I long for, Lord, is time with you in prayer
when my time meets your timelessness,
when, for a moment we are one,
when, finding you in time
I, for a time, glimpse you in eternity
and know what waits for me 
when all my time is history...

Protect me while I'm wide awake,
watch over me while I sleep, Lord,
that awake, I might keep watch with you
and asleep, rest in your peace...

Amen.

Tonight's song is Day By Day - but NOT the one
you know - give a listen to this new musical setting...
 


 

  

  
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