The prayer we pray from our breviary at the conclusion of our Sunday Evening Prayer often touches me a lot, and the one we heard on Sunday Nov. 3 was no exception. I marvel at the choice of words, how they describe deep movements of the soul and longings of the human heart for life and for God in a very concise way. I feel it is quite realistic as well… Overall it provides me with a good “send off” for the week. I thought I would share the evening prayer of that Sunday:

Father in heaven, God of power and Lord of mercy,
from whose fullness we have received,
direct our steps in our everyday efforts.
May the changing mood of the human heart
and the limits which our failings impose on hope
never blind us to you, source of every good.
Faith gives us the promise of peace
and makes known the demands of love.
Remove the selfishness that blurs the vision of faith.
Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Christian Prayer, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Evening Prayer

Gabrielle