It’s been quite a long, stretching, perplexing kind of week really, with many ups and downs and other stuff, and I think I’m trying to just let go of ‘knowing what’s going on’ so that I can have a bit of peace about life and the world. Here’s a great prayer from the Armenian Orthodox Church:
Grant me life, compassionate Lord.
Hear me, merciful Lord.
Be charitable to me, forgiving Lord.
Save me, long-suffering Lord.
Protect me, defender Lord.
Be generous, all-giving Lord.
Free me, all-powerful Lord.
Revive me, restoring Lord.
Raise me again, awe-inspiring Lord.
Enlighten me, heavenly Lord.
Cure me, omnipotent Lord.
Grant pardon, inscrutable Lord.
Bestow gifts, bountiful Lord.
Adorn me with Grace, generous Lord.
Let us be reconciled, healing Lord.
Be accepting, unvengeful Lord.
Wipe away my transgressions, blessed Lord, so that on that day of misery, when I stare at the abyss on either side, I may also catch sight of your salvation, my hope & guardian, and on that terrible journey your angel of peace may sweetly guide me.