A Prayer for the Kingdom

March 30, 2009

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This prayer is an excerpt from the wonderful book , “The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event”  written by John Caputo

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The Living Flame of Love

January 3, 2009

 

O Living Flame of love

That so tenderly wounds

My soul in its deepest core!

As you are no longer painful,

Perfect your work in me if you so will.

Break the web of this sweet encounter.

 

O sweet burn!

O delicious wound!

O tender hand! O gentle touch!

Savoring of everlasting life

And paying the whole debt.

In destroying death you have changed it

into life.

 

O lamps of fire,

In whose splendours

The deep caverns of sense,

Which are usually dim and dark,

With an unusual brightness

Now give light and heat to the Belovered.

 

How gently and how lovingly

You lie awake in my heart,

Where you dwell secretly and alone;

And in your sweet breathing,

Full of grace and glory,

How tenderly you fill me with love.

                                                    John of the Cross

                                                   (1542-1591)

 

Happy New Year!!

January 1, 2009

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               A prayer pole that we burnt last night.

Our prayers were of thankfulness for God’s blessings in 2008 and our hopes for 2009. There was singing and drumming as the fire was lit and burnt.