NIGHT PRAYER: Sunday 3/7

(Beginning today, Night Prayer on Sunday will feature
one of the songs from that morning's mass. Tonight's
music was the Communion song for today's liturgy.)

Looking back on the day just ending
I see, Lord, that at different times
my thoughts were wise - or foolish,
my words were wise - or foolish
my deeds were wise - or foolish...

In fact, I see that
with every thought I might entertain,
with every word on the tip of my tongue,
with every step I might take or  fail to take,
there comes the chance, the choice and the consequences
of thinking, speaking and acting
foolishly or wisely...

At every turn, in every place, at every moment,
alone or in a crowd, hard at work or deep in prayer
there comes the option, the opportunity
to trust in wisdom or to play the fool...

And as you know, Lord, full disclosure:
I'm quite accomplished at playing the fool
and need your help in choosing wisely,
so for this day's foolishness, I ask your pardon
and for this day's wisdom, all glory be to you!

And I pray that come tomorrow,
by your grace and with your help,
my prudence-folly balance
will tip to wisdom's side...

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

The Perfect Wisdom of God by Getty/Townend 

The perfect wisdom of our God
revealed in all the universe.
All things created by his hand
and held together at his command.
He knows the myst’ries of the seas;
the secrets of the stars are his.
He guides the planets on their way
and turns the earth through another day. 
The perfect timing of his ways,
that mark the path of righteousness.
His Word a lamp unto my feet;
his Spirit teaching and guiding me.
And O the myst’ry of the cross,
that God should suffer for the lost
so that the fool might shame the wise,
and all the glory might go to Christ.

O grant me wisdom from above
to pray for peace and cling to love
and teach me humbly to receive
the sun and rain of your sovereignty.
Each strand of sorrow has a place  
within this tapestry of grace.
So through the trials I choose to say:
“Your perfect will in your perfect way.”



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