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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Sabbath Keeping


"Blessed are all thy saints, O God and King, who have traveled over the tempestuous sea of this mortal life, and have made the harbor of peace and felicity. Watch over us who are still in our dangerous voyage, and remember such as lie exposed to the rough storms of trouble, and temptation. Frail is our vessel, and the ocean is wide, but as in thy mercy thou hast set our course, so steer the vessel of our life toward the everlasting shore of peace, and bring us at length to the quiet haven of our heart's desire, where thou, O our God, are blessed, and livest and reignest for ever and ever."

St. Augustine

"Because perseverance is so difficult, even when supported by the grace of God, thence is the value of new beginnings. For new beginnings are the life of perseverance."

E. B. Pusey

Blessings ~ quiet Sundays to refresh, renew, relax ~ great men and women of the early church ~ our Lord our God ~

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful prayer! I am going to copy it and send it to our son. Thanks. It helps to remind ourselves He is with us through the storms too. Our Sunday is quiet, we like them this way.....rest, reflection, relaxation, renewal!

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  2. Very moving...so much of life can be like a storm and we have to remember who is in control. thank you for sharing

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  3. Yes, Kathy, He is with us constantly; it's we who, sometimes, forget -smile-. St. Augustine is one of my favorite authors.

    Hello Wobegon Cottage, Dolly Parton says, "I figure if you want to see the rainbow, you've got to have the rain." How true!

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