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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Having No Other Help ~ Perhaps A National or Ecclesial Prayer


The Virgin and Child Under the Apple Tree ~
 Lucas Cranach

We have no other help,
we have no other hope than thee, O Lady!
Help us, for in you we have placed our hope,
and you we praise.
We are your servants, let us not be put to shame.

Eastern Christian hymn to the Mother of God





8 comments:

  1. Wonderful Father Stephen. Did you write this beautiful prayer?

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    1. No, I can't claim to have composed this prayer. I believe it is called a Theotokion - from the Christian East.

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    2. Thank you. I like the Eastern prayers that you sometimes use. The exposure to different religious viewpoints and focuses.

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  2. Simple. Beautiful. Amen.

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  3. Perhaps a prayer for every day. Thank you Father!

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  4. Beautiful. I am printing it out and keeping it in my wallet.

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  5. : Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ" (Rom 10:17). Faith comes to us through these Posts. Grateful.

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  6. And I'm grateful to the folks everywhere who are spiritual friends through the blog!

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