Thursday, September 3, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Today's artwork is entitled Celtic Marriage

The opening and closing prayers this week are from Sound of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter by J. Philip Newell.

Opening Prayer
In the light of the high heavens
and the infinity of dawnings in space,
in the darkness of ocean depths
and the sea's ceaseless waves,
in the glistening of a creature's eyes
and the dark life-blood that ever flows,
in every emanation of creation's life
and the warmth that moves my body,
in the inner universe of the soul
and its everlasting foundations
your glory glows, O God.
In every shining of the world's inwardness
and the warmth that moves my everliving soul
your glory glows.

A Reading from Romans 2:12-16
All who have sinned apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but the doers of the law who will be justified. When Gentiles, who do not possess the law, do instinctively what the law requires, these, though not having the law, are a law to themselves. They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them on the day when, according to my gospel, God, through Jesus Christ, will judge the secret thoughts of all.

Closing Prayer

That your glory rises in the morning sun

and sparkles off flowing waters,

that the glory of the everlasting world

shines in this world

growing from the ground

and issuing forth in every creature,

that glory can be handled, seen and known

in the matter of earth and human relationships

and the most ordinary matters of daily life,

assure me again this day, O God,

assure me again this day.

Have a safe weekend, set aside Sabbath moments, and we will meet here again on Tuesday.

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