Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A prayer at compline


"Grant that this night
we may sleep in peace.
And that in the morning our awakening may also be in peace.
May our daytime be cloaked
in your peace.
Protect us and inspire us to think and act only out of love.
May our paths be free from all obstacles from when we go out
until we return home."

~ From The Babylonian Talmud


Image:Der Abend (1980) by Caspar David Friedrich


12 comments:

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

That was beautiful. I think I'll retire now, that was a good last read of the night.

steven said...

hi kathleen - a really lovely connection between the painting and the prayer (which is beautiful and will make its way into my collection thankyou very much!) have a lovely day. steven

Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner said...

A very good way to start my day.

Derrick said...

Hi Kathleen,

May our paths be clear, indeed!

distracted by shiny objects said...

Beautiful. Lovely to awaken to. And that photo...oohhhhhhh...

Gaston Studio said...

Stunning, both the painting and the poem.

darsden said...

Great picture and poem. Yes, May we all...

Brian Miller said...

that was beautiful. amen.

Rudee said...

I want you to hang on to the colors in that image. Perfect!

Janie said...

That prayer hits all of the important points. Peace, night and morning, and acting only out of love. If we all did that, we wouldn't face nearly as many obstacles.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Just beautiful, Kathleen. ♥

Renee said...

Amen.

xoxo

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