Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Mother's Evening Prayer

I’m impelled to post this poem by Mary Baker Eddy today. Hope it inspires you.

Mother’s Evening Prayer

O gentle presence, peace and joy and power;
O Life divine, that owns each waiting hour,
Thou Love that guards the nestling's faltering flight!
Keep Thou my child on upward wing tonight.

Love is our refuge; only with mine eye
Can I behold the snare, the pit, the fall:
His habitation high is here, and nigh,
His arm encircles me, and mine, and all.

O make me glad for every scalding tear,
For hope deferred, ingratitude, disdain!
Wait, and love more for every hate, and fear
No ill, — since God is good, and loss is gain.

Beneath the shadow of His mighty wing;
In that sweet secret of the narrow way,
Seeking and finding, with the angels sing:
"Lo, I am with you alway," — watch and pray.

No snare, no fowler, pestilence or pain;
No night drops down upon the troubled breast,
When heaven's aftersmile earth's tear-drops gain,
And mother finds her home and heav'nly rest.


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1 Comments:

At 5/31/2006 12:51:00 PM, Blogger Brittany said...

Thanks for the poem today. I really tried to look at it with a fresh eye and I realized just how beautiful her poems are. Thanks for the reminder!

 

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