A wonderful invocation prayer from the Syrian Church:
Lord, open to us the sea of your mercy,
and water us with full streams
from the riches of your grace
and the springs of your kindness.
Make us children of quietness and heirs of peace;
kindle in us the fire of your love,
and strengthen our weakness by your power
as we become close to you and to each other. Amen.
*From An Iona Prayer Book, compiled by Peter W. Millar (Norwich, UK: Cantebury, 1998), quoted in Desiring the Kingdom, by James K. A. Smith (Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2009).
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