Thursday, July 2, 2009

Celtic Daily Prayer

I recently attended a memorial service for the mother of a friend in my church choir. It was the sweetest service. One of the granddaughters (adult) read an amazing poem she'd written. She also played the guitar and sang. Then another granddaughter spoke, and she was apparently very close to her grandmother, and it was so touching to hear how much her grandmother has affected her life.



At the service, they handed out a Canticle for us to read that I just loved. I thought I'd share it.



Canticle



Christ, as a light

illumine and guide me.

Christ, as a shield

overshadow me.

Christ under me;

Christ over me;

Christ beside me

On my left and my right.

This day be within and without me,

Lowly and meek, yet all powerful

Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;

In the mouth of each who speaks unto me.

This day be within and without me,

Lowly and meek, yet all powerful.

Christ as a light;

Christ as a shield;

Christ beside me

On my left and my right.



From the Daily Office, Morning Prayer, Celtic Daily Prayer, pgs. 18-19.

3 comments:

  1. Missy,
    I think that's a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is beautiful. I think it is in the power of the poetic words that make it feel so much like a Psalm. I absolutely love the Psalms. I feel as if they were written to help us understand all the emotions God gifted us with, including loss.
    Angie

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