Earlier today I posted the Collect for the Commemoration of John Henry Newman on Hear what the Spirit is saying (a companion to this Blog). In that prayer we ask the “God of all wisdom” to “Grant that, inspired by [the words and example of John Henry Newman], we may ever follow your kindly light till we rest in your bosom, with your dear Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, where heart speaks to heart eternally; for you live and reign, one God, now and for ever. Amen..” It reminded me of a contemporary prayer I saw on Sojourners. May our prayers be answered this day as we follow Wisdom’s kindly light. ~Fr. Dan
God of wisdom,
you sent your son
to set us on the path of knowledge,
so that it may lead us to share
your divine love with those around us.
Teach us wisdom to embody that love
and shine the light of your son. Amen.
Be well. Do good. Pay attention. Keep learning.
John Henry Newman (Holy Women, Holy Men)