Earth Monastery Prayer Cycle: Day 4 Morning Prayer
https://abbeyofthearts.com/about/prayer-cycle/day-4/ Credits: All songs and texts used with permission Opening Prayer written by Christine Valters Paintner Opening Song: Blessing of the Elements by Betsey Beckman First Reading from John of the Cross. Daniel Ladinsky, trans., Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and the West. New York: Penguin Books (2002) p. 323. Sung Psalm Opening and Doxology by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan Interpretation of Psalm 139 by Rev. Christine Robinson Second Reading from Thomas Merton. The Sign of Jonas. Harcourt Press (1981) p. 321. Prayers of Concern written by Polly Burns Sung Response by Betsey Beckman Closing Song: Canticle of Creation by Simon de Voil Closing Blessing: Earth as the Original Spiritual Directors written by Christine Valters Paintner Please note: All of the Opening and Closing Songs are published on CDs in the Abbey of the Arts collection. In addition, these songs have accompanying gesture prayers and/or dances created by Betsey Beckman that can be found on the corresponding DVD (each album has a DVD companion). The Psalm Opening, Doxology, and the Response to the Prayers of Concern also have accompanying congregational gestures. The audio and video recordings of these are available at AbbeyoftheArts.com.