Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love.
Lectionary readings (Click the links to see the readings): Micah 7.14-20 | Psalm 103.1-5 | Luke 15.1-3,11-32
Lord and maker of all things, from whose creative power the first light came forth, who looked upon the world's first morning and saw that it was good, praise you for this light that now streams through my windows to rouse me to the life of another day.
I praise you for the life that stirs within me:
O you who are yourself everlasting mercy, give me a tender heart today towards all those to whom this morning light brings less joy than it brings to me:
O Light that never fades, as the light of day now streams through these windows and floods this room, so let me open to you the windows of my heart, that all my life may be filled by the radiance of your presence. Let no corner of my being be unillumined by the light of your countenance. Let there be nothing within me to darken the brightness of the day. Let the spirit of him whose life was the light of all people rule within my heart. Amen.
—John Baillie. A Diary of Private Prayer (Oxford, 1936)
The newly built Chapel of St Albert, University of Edinburgh Chapliancy.
We Cannot Measure. Tune: Ye Banks and Braes. Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus, dir. Ben Parry. Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.
May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love. Amen.