Day 18 : Tuesday 14 March

Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love.

Song of the The Three Young Men 2.11-20 | Psalm 25.3-9 | Matthew 18.21-35 |

"Wild Flowers", by Vera Kavura, 2022.

J.S Bach. Gloria in excelsis Deo Cantata. BWV 191. Netherlands Bach Society, cond. Jos van Van Veldhoven.

Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Chorus); Gloria Patri et Filio (Duet); Sicut erat in principio (Chorus)

from: Carmen Bernos de Gasztold. Prayers from the Ark. Translated from French by Rumer Godden. Illustrated by Jean Primrose. London: Macmillan, 1963.

The Prayer of the Ox

Dear God, give me time.
Men are always so driven!
Make them understand that I can never hurry.
Give me time to eat.
Give me time to plod.
Give me time to sleep.
Give me time to think.




The Prayer of the Foal

God! The grass is so young
My hooves are full of capers.
why does this terror start up in me?
I race
and my mane catches the wind.
I race
and Your scents beat on my heart.
I race,
falling over my own feet in my joy.
because my eyes are too big
and I am their prisoner:
eyes too quick to seize
on the uneasiness that runs through the whole world.
Dear God,
when the strange night
prowls round the edge of day,
let Yourself be moved by my plaintive whinny;
set a star to watch over me
and hush my fear.


May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love. Amen.