Call to Prayer – March 24, 2017

Opening Prayer

O Christ, we ask for the grace to experience the brilliance of of your illumination. Open our hearts and minds to the movement of your Spirit. Amen


“Sleeper, awake! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Eph 5:18b

Slowly slowly
Comes Christ through the garden
Speaking to the sacred trees
Their branches bear his light
Without harm

Slowly slowly
Christ comes through the ruins
Seeking the lost disciple
A timid one
Too literate
To believe words
So he hides

Slowly slowly
Christ rises on the cornfields
It is only the harvest moon
The disciple
Turns over in his sleep
And murmurs:
“My regret!”

The disciple will awaken
When he knows history
But slowly slowly
The Lord of History
Weeps into the fire.

From Thomas Merton: A Book of Hours, pp 165-166



May you see the Light of Christ in the places you go and people you meet. May you join with Christ in sharing light with the world today.


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