Night Prayer

o power who sustain

and nourish and comfort

 

be with me through

the silent hours

of this night

 

that i who am wearied

by the changes and chances

of this fleeting life

 

may repose

upon your eternal ---

 

the prayerbook has

"changelessness" at this point

but that's far too inert a word

 

it sounds like mere stasis

a kind of dull continuity

for continuity's sake

 

that i may repose upon

your unwavering love

your undiminishable grace

your unbreachable safety

your unparallelled beauty

your unbrutish strength

your unrelenting gentleness

 

amen





Poetry by Uncle Meridian The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-01-05 at 11:24

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