However, all is not lost. The prayers are quite elegant and useful for meditation and prayer during the week, so go take a look at them HERE.
As you might surmise, here at Preludium my preoccupations have turned to other matters, mostly printmaking. I'm beginning to make notes for a series of relief prints building on the imagery of the Revelation of John the Divine. While I am keeping up with Anglican / Episcopal matters, my heart is not particularly warmed or stirred by current doings. It will be, I am sure, but not just now.
But listening to some wonderful Advent music yesterday at St. Peter's, Lewes, and to Paul Winter tonight while working on a block print, and thinking about church life, I particularly latched onto this prayer from Chris' People's Prayers:
"~ O Timeless God of Wonder, enfold and guide those who lead Your Church as they walk us forward into ever-changing tides and times. Help us, Your People and Leader(s) of (add your parish/congregation/diocese/province name here), walk together through the thinning fog towards the coming Light.
Prepare us, LORD, for the coming of Your Glory."
I am more aware than I often am of the fog, thinning and otherwise, and so aware also of the great hope I have for light.
Come Lord Jesus.