Sunday, October 26, 2008

Night prayer

Now that the sun has set,
I sit and rest, and think of you.
Give my weary body peace.
Let my legs and arms stop aching.
Let my nose stop sneezing.
Let my head stop thinking.
Let me sleep in your arms.

8888888888 - Traditional Dinka prayer (Sudan)


(Found in Phil Cousineau, ed., Prayers at 3 A.M. Quoted in Jane Redmont, When in Doubt, Sing.)

4 comments:

FranIAm said...

Aaaaaaah... lovely.

Magdalene6127 said...

That is a great prayer.

Doorman-Priest said...

Wow! Most of that applies to me, especially the sneezing bit.

pj said...

Schweet!