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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

From tonight's Compline...

Each Tuesday, my wife and I recite the following poem at the beginning of Night Prayer, instead of the standard hymn. We've done this for several years now, but never has it meant more to us than this Tuesday night.

The poem was found written in the breviary of St. Teresa of Avila, and seems particularly appropriate under the circumstances:

Let nothing disturb thee,
Nothing affright thee
All things are passing;
God never changeth;
Patient endurance
Attaineth to all things;
Who God possesseth
In nothing is wanting;
Alone God sufficeth.

Also tonight, we committed to closing Compline with a prayer for our nation, and for the conversion of President Obama. This may not seem like much, but we simply cannot discount the power of prayer in times of trial.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, ora pro nobis. Immaculate Conception, ora pro nobis.

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