Thursday, June 01, 2017

Poem a Day 1

Prayer of Light

May we be worthy to bless you with praise,
most holy light, most ineffable light,
light beyond light shining from the Father,
the dawn of every dawn, bright in our hearts.
Straying from you, we had faltered in night,
we stumbled and fell into deep darkness;
by your grace and light, you saved us from death,
for you are the star that guides us to you,
invisibly bringing light to our souls.
To Christ, the light of God, all due honor,
on this day and all the days of our lives,
forever and world without end. Amen.

O Christ our light, you illuminate all,
for in truth you have created all things,
and being Truth have brought them all to light,
and manifested them as very good.
In the beginning God created light;
new light he brought to the Jordan river,
in which our darkness gives way to his grace;
divine light he showed us on Mount Tabor,
strengthening the mind of his apostles;
truly he will exalt us to God's light,
for in his light we will see the true light,
the end of our labors, the light most sweet.

Enlighten our minds that we may adore you,
with grace strengthen the light of our reason;
infuse your light throughout your holy church,
that all may be seen in light of the faith;
raise up your people, forgive us our sins,
give us the aid of your saints and martyrs,
grant your kingdom to the saints who have died,
and grant us your help that we may have hope
and join them in your splendid light. Amen.

From the beginning God has given light;
light made the virgin Mary to be born;
from her, the Mother of the light, light shone,
to be crucified for our darkest sins;
from the night he rose to a great dawn,
the sun of justice destroying all night;
he shines forever with undying light,
splendid to all pure souls that can see him,
as we shall see, waking to his face.
O source of all light, accept our prayers.
From your vaults of mercy, grant us pardon,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and world without end. Amen.

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