Day 22 : Saturday 18 March

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

Lectionary readings (Click the links to see the readings):
| Hosea 5.15-6.6 | Psalm 51.10-17 | Luke 18.9-14 |

Natalia Kirievskaya

Natalia Kirievskaya, Zdolbuniv "Brothers" 2022.

J.S Bach. "Cum Sancto Spiritu" from Mass in B minor BWV 232. Netherlands Bach Society, cond. Jos van Van Veldhoven.

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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 Dove

The Ark waits,
the Ark waits on Your will,
and the sign of Your peace.
I am the dove,
as the sweetness that comes from You.
The Ark waits,
it has endured.
Let me carry it
a sprig of hope and joy,
and put, at the heart of its forsakenness,
this, in which Your love clothes me,
Grace immaculate.

The Prayer of the Cricket

O God,
I am little and very black,
but I thank You
for having shed
Your warm sun
and the quivering of Your golden corn
on my humble life.
Then take — but be forbearing, Lord —
this little impulse of my love:
this note of music
You have set thrilling in my heart.





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