And So It Is Quotes by Angelica Jayne Taggart
They are a great sweet patient diligent amazing tribe, chaplains; and this morning, in the chapel of the hospital with its huge windows and small simple unadorned crucifix, I pray for them with all my heart. And so: amen. Cursing and spitting and smashing a plate along the way, for effect.
Slapped the mother twice as hard as possible and would have slapped the father too except the other child stepped in and hustled the first child out in the yard where there was a tumult and then the first child ran away down the street and the second child came back in the house pale and drawn and furious and afraid. No one said anything for a few minutes.
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O God help them tonight and tomorrow and next year. Ease the savage stab of the insults and screaming and slapping and fear and rage and pain. Heal them sometime someway somewhere with Your mercy. We have so many of us been in that kitchen with rage and blood and violence in the air. Yes we have. O God help them come through this somehow.
I am not asking for you to make everything better; I am only asking You to lead them to the strength and humility to reach for each other again somehow sometime and to try to build rickety bridges.
I know how You work; the best in us is another word for You. May they somehow open the buried treasures of the best of themselves, and reach for each.
I cannot see how they can do that, after what just happened; but You do. Lean toward them today?
I offer a grateful prayer for Brian Doyle and this amazing little book, that as small as it is, there are celebratory, mini, jewel-like meditations contained within it. Do you write out prayers as Doyle does? Full of appreciation for the mundane, daily joys of life, and supplicant for the myriad woes that annoyingly trip us up, Doyle's beautiful "prayers" will cause tears and laughter alternately, and sometimes at the same time. Recommended By Dianah H.
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In Brian Doyle's newest work, A Book of Uncommon Prayer: Celebrations of the Miracle and Muddle of the Ordinary , his readers will find a series of prayers unlike any of the beautiful, formal, orthodox prayers of the Catholic tradition or the warm, extemporized prayers heard from pulpits and dinner tables. Doyle's often-dazzling, always-poignant prayers include eye-opening hymns to shoes and faith and family. In Doyle's words, "the world is crammed with miracles, so crammed and tumultuous that if we stop, see, savor, we are agog," and the pages of his newest book give voice and body to this credo.
By focusing on experiences that may seem the most unprayerful one prayer is titled "Prayer on Seeing Yet Another Egregious Parade of Muddy Paw Prints on the Floor" , he gives permission to discover the joys and treasures in what he often calls the muddle of everyday life.
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Average customer rating 0 1 comments. I have always had "uncommon prayers"! Coming to terms with the fact that we all start wondering off, or have odd requests during conversations with God is wonderful!
We should have fun with every odd second life brings us!
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