Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday Synaxis

(Painting: "Morning Prayers," by E. N. Downard, 1861)

O eternal and most gracious God, who made little things to signify great, and conveyed to us the infinite merits of your Son in the water of Baptism, and the Bread and Wine of your other Sacrament, receive the sacrifice of my humble thanks, that you have not only given me the ability to rise out of this bed of weariness and discomfort, but have also made this bodily rising by your grace, a promise of a second resurrection from sin, and of a third, to everlasting glory. Amen.

(John Donne)