Enlighten, Nourish, Open

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Lateral door of Rates Monastery with the Agnus Dei: the Lamb of God carrying a cross.

Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord,
that your Word may go forth
and give light and understanding
to nourish the hearts of the simple.
Set our desires on your commandments,
so that we may receive with open heart
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding.

Source: Mozarabic, freely modified from  Ancient Collects, ed. William Bright p. 78#3.

 

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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