Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday Night Prayer

This comes from the Liturgy of the Hours and is, in its simplicity, one of my favorite prayers, which I look forward to each Saturday.

"Come to us, Lord, this night, and give us the strength to rise at dawn rejoicing in the resurrection of your Anointed, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen."

3 comments:

kkollwitz said...

That is lovely indeed, thanks for posting it. It reminds me of the words to a Compline chant we sang at our church during last year's Forty Hours.

kkollwitz said...

Here it is:

Keep us safe, Lord, while we are awake, and guard us as we sleep, so that we can keep watch with Christ and rest in peace.

It's like singing goodnight to God.

Scott Lyons said...

Thanks, kkollwitz - "It's like singing goodnight to God" - It's full of peace and rest. That is a beautiful prayer.