Wednesday, June 28, 2006
After I'm done with the song of songs I'll be doing a series of posts on prayers. I'm going to pick a few and look at the beauty of their poetry and theology.
Does anyone have any favorites from your own traditions?
I know I'll do:
The Prayer of St. Francis
And my favorites from Ignatius of Loyola:
Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me: I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more. Amen.
O my God, teach me to be generous:
to serve you as you deserve to be served;
to give without counting the cost;
to fight without fear of being wounded;
to work without seeking rest;
and to spend myself without expecting any reward,
but the knowledge that I am doing your holy will.
Hail Holy Queen will have to be there too.
I'll probably end the whole series with the Rosary.
But suggestions don't have to be Catholic. Prayers from any Christian tradition are fine.
Posted by DavidNic at 3:03 PM