Category: Daily Prayer

Evening Prayer Wednesday, 2 December 2020

You who want knowledge, see the Oneness within. There you will find the clear mirror already waiting. Hadewijch II (Antwerp, 13th century) [translated by Jane Hirshfield] Good evening and welcome to Evening Prayers That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful, let us pray with one heart and mind. Silence is kept.  As our evening...

Morning Prayer Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Good morning, Cornerstone friends, wherever you are. This is the last day of lockdown and tomorrow, if you are inclined, you can get back to visiting the shops and doing a few more things that we should not do today. Before then, let us consider some Bible readings and share some prayer time together. The Lord...

Evening Prayer Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Che Fece… Il Gran Refiuto For some people the day comes when they have to declare the great Yes or the great No. It’s clear at once who has the Yes ready within him; and saying it, he goes from honor to honor, strong in his conviction. He who refuses does not repent. Asked again, he’d...

Morning Prayer Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Already I By Choi Seungja  Translated from the Korean by Won-Chung Kim & Cathy Park Hong  Already I was nothing: mold formed on stale bread, trail of piss stains on the wall, a maggot-covered corpse a thousand years old. Nobody raised me. I was nothing from the beginning, sleeping in a rat’s hole, nibbling on the...

Evening Prayer Monday, 30 November 2020

Afternoon in the House By Jane Kenyon  It’s quiet here. The cats sprawl, each in a favored place. The geranium leans this way to see if I’m writing about her: head all petals, brown stalks, and those green fans. So you see, I am writing about you. I turn on the radio. Wrong. Let’s not have...

Morning Prayer Monday, 30 November 2020

A  Familiar  Silence … Harlon Rivers  The hollow wind funneled the voice of the distant night-train crossings, awakening  a  familiar  silence hanging from the vast wilderness sky A restless heart hearkening the echoes, imagining  a  runaway  Pullman flew away off the rails,    airborne on the winged wind headed north Winter  pausing  for a moment in  the  shadows  of  familiarity, as if parsing the unspoken breathings in an  echoless  surrendered sigh; uncertain...

Evening Prayer Friday, 27 November 2020

Good evening, everyone. Welcome to Friday evening’s prayers. The nights really are beginning to draw in now, aren’t they? With the colder temperatures we have felt on some days this week, it seems to me that winter is fast approaching. But that means that Advent draws near too. I remember being told at school that Advent...

Morning Prayer Friday, 27 November 2020

Give Thanks Good morning to you all who have come to the Cornerstone to join us in prayer, wherever or whenever you are in the world. You are very welcome on this last Friday in November. This is the day after Thanksgiving, the United States’ national day of gratefulness, celebrated by people of all faiths and...