Advent, Day 11


God of the watching ones,
give us Your benediction.


God of the waiting ones,
give us Your good word for our souls.


God of the watching ones,
the waiting ones,
the slow and suffering ones,
give us Your benediction,
Your good word for our souls,
that we might rest.


God of the watching ones,
the waiting ones,
the slow and suffering ones,
and of the angels in heaven,
and of the child in the womb,
give us Your benediction,
Your good word for our souls,
that we might rest and rise
in the kindness of Your company.


Words: An evening prayer for blessing during Advent. From Celtic Daily Prayer: Prayers and Readings from the Northumbria Community.


Image: Grace by Jenna Higgins

2 comments:

drw@bainbridge.net said...

Beautiful poem, lovely image, perfect together...

Grandmère Mimi said...

I "borrowed" the prayer for my blog, because I loved it so. The painting is gorgeous.