Time to Pray 5 October 2014
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER - 11:00 am WELLSPRING CHAPEL
In the Celtic tradition 2 main features are prevalent.
It is marked by the belief that what is deepest in us is the image of God. Sin has distorted and obscured the message but not erased it.
It is also marked by a belief in the essential goodness of creation. Not only is it viewed as a blessing but as an expression of God. The great Celtic teachers refer to it as the “book of creation” in which we may read the mystery of God.
The light of the first day is seen as an expression of the divine light that is at the heart and origin of all life.
SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER
“I wait for you, O God,
my soul waits
and in your word I hope.
My soul waits for you, O God,
More than those who watch for the morning,
More than those who watch for the morning.”
BE STILL AND AWARE OF GOD’S PRESENCE ALL AROUND
I watch this morning
For the light that the darkness has not overcome.
I watch for the fire that was in the beginning
And that burns still in the brilliance of the rising sun.
I watch for the glow of life that gleams in the growing earth
And glistens in sea and sky.
I watch for your light , O God
In the eyes of every creature
And in the ever-living flame of my own soul.
If the grace of seeing were mine this day
I would glimpse you in all that lives.
Grant me the grace of seeing this day.
Grant me the grace of seeing.
SCRIPTURE AND MEDITATION
‘With you is the fountain of life’
Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world’
You may like to go outside and spend some time in the garden. You will be invited back by the bell.
May the light of God
Illumine the heart of my soul.
May the flame of Christ
Kindle me to love.
May the fire of the spirit
Free me to live
This day, tonight and forever.
Prepared by Keryn Tolé