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A prayer for Oldie readers

Blog | By Rev Steve Morris | May 25, 2020

Maarten van Heemskerck: The Baptism of Christ (National Museum at Warsaw)

I think I've said before that I have been using the same prayer book each morning for about 10 years. I never get bored with it, and it feels like an old friend. I love reading the old prayer service each day, because it feels like I am praying along with all the people who have prayed over the centuries.

C.S. Lewis advised us to mix the old with the new, when it came to reading about the faith. I think he was right. I take my morning prayer (and evening) from St Benedict's Prayer Bookand I heartily recommend it. I am still finding little gems in it. How about this one?

Let your Holy Spirit guide my life so that my soul may bear the fruit of love, joy, patience, peace, kindness, goodness, truthfulness, gentleness and self-control. Renew my desire to be your faithful friend...

Looking at this list, I pray that I have more of these beautiful qualities. Maybe you do, as well.