Evening Prayer

October 31, 2013 at 10:20 am Categories: News

From the sermon “Just Wanna be a Sheep” on October 27, 2013.

eternal beauty

“O, my Lord, all the stars are shining

and the eyes of men are closed,

and the kings have shut their doors,

and every lover is alone with his beloved,

and here I am alone with thee.

O my lord, if I worship you only

 from fear of hell, burn me there,

and if I worship you only in hope of heaven,

exclude me from there,

but if I worship you for your own sake,

then do not withhold from me

your eternal beauty.”

…the evening prayer of an anonymous

 18th Century desert mystic