I’ve never liked them.
I don’t need to buy an opportunity to board a contraption bound for intense right angle jerks, steep climbs, and free falls.
I have quite enough of all three in life as it is, especially lately with too much news and ranting response analysis about radical upheavals in our nation and throughout our world bombarding me daily on TV and in social media.
Tired. Sad. Fearful.
It’s time for Barbara to take a break.
It’s time to cultivate what I’m going to call the Arts of Silence: Listening. Seeing. Breathing. Touching. Reaching. Loving. Resting.
A while back a little esoteric spiritual group I’m part of called The Wardrobe read and studied and practiced In The Path of Celtic Prayer: An Ancient Way to Everyday Joy.
In these pages the author, Calvin Miller, introduces us to six types of Celtic prayer that can connect us to God more deeply by helping us pray out of the circumstances and uncertainties of our own life. God’s heavenly omnipotence, omnipresence, and sovereignty meet my earthly needs and limitations directly when I link them together in this way.
So I will revisit the Ancient Way. I will heed the call of the God of Eternal Mornings to “come by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
My Morning Prayer
Oh, God of Eternal Mornings–
See me this morning.
Planner of Ancient Days–
See me this day.
O Son of God,
Logos, Breath of Life–
hover Your Word
over the mist
of my foggy mind.
O Divine Wind,
Blow away the clouds
so I can go forth
into this new day
with eternal clarity
ringing in my soul.
O God of Eternal Mornings.
Meet me this morning day.
©January 2017 – Barbara LaTondresse
Miller, Calvin. The Path
of Celtic Prayer: An Ancient Way to Everyday Joy. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2007. Print.
The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments. Mark 6:31. New York: T. Nelson & Sons, 1901. Print.
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Good morning to you Barb. Lovely to hear your “voice”. Lovely prayer. Robin
Thank you, dear friend, Robin! Miss you, too. Want to come over for lunch sometime?
I’m with you Barb. Beautiful – and your poem is for us all – simply lovely.
Thank you, Sue! Love being with you in Inklings, Too. Thanks for your awesome contributions to all of us and the world! What a treasure!
Barb, thanks for this reminder of our wonderful times together with the Wardrobe, AND for the reminder to just be still and know that God is God! Blessings on you, my friend! Much love! Janet
Thank you, Janet! Miss you. Love being in Wardrobe with you. Looks like you’re sure enjoying that wonderful grandson. Having our grandson close by is a treasure, too. We’re rich, Janet, aren’t we? Love to you, Barb