A-Lenten-Prayer-a-Day, Day 24

Note: As a personal, spiritual discipline, reviving my practice in the Lenten season of 2017, I revise the prayers I wrote then for each of the forty days of this Lent; each petition focusing on a theme, a concern weighing on my mind and heart or a care of my soul and spirit.


On words and prayer (being a reference to 1 Corinthians 13.1)…


O Lord, daily and day-long, I employ audible speech and written text to journey across the landscape that separates me from others – and they, too, with me – that we might meet and communicate.

So, in prayer, I set out to trek the terrain betwixt this earth and Your heaven, betwixt me and You with words spoken and scripted, as are these. (Even when I seek You in the hushéd appeal of my heart, my beckoning to You takes shape in human language.)

Yet, surely, I need not so address You. You Who dwells in the sheerest silence of the immensity of eternity. You Who are the Silence of Everlasting Mystery.

Yea, then, O Lord, by Your Spirit, teach me that higher converse of which Your Apostle imagined that I may speak in the tongues of angels.

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2 thoughts on “A-Lenten-Prayer-a-Day, Day 24

  1. Love this prayer and your Compline services!


  2. Thank you! In these days of social distancing and enforced isolation, I am grateful for the varied electronic means of seeking to be and to remain in touch with the world. So oft, I think, I feel social media, given how it can be used by us humans, can be a vehicle that causes more harm than good. It strikes me as odd, though, at the same time, perhaps, predictably, that it requires a crisis to reaffirm social media’s inherent good.

    Much love and praying your continued safety.


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