Thursday, March 25, 2010

Be present

Be present, O merciful God, and protect us through the hours of this night, so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this life may rest in your eternal changelessness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Crisanne said...

Peter-I love that prayer! Did you write it yourself or is it from another source? I'd like to pass it on to a few friends of mine, but wanted to give it proper credit. Thanks!

Peter Carey said...

Glad you like it, I'd love to take credit, but it's one of the collects for the service of Compline in our Book of Common Prayer on page 133. It is deeply shaped by St. Augustine (of Hippo's) statement that we are "restless until we find rest in thee" which he wrote at the start of his Confessions...