None-The Ninth Hour Richard’s Breviary

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Gracious God,
Rework and realign the remains of this day.
In the hours of daylight which linger,
May we knit word-pictures,
Stories to tell,
Of Grace and abundance,
Of Love and Mercy,
In the places where hope has come unraveled.
Through your Spirit,
may we cross the divides which separate us from our neighbors;
may we answer the summons to be sent;
Across muddy roads, puddles, bridges, or busy streets,
For in these few feet, a broken world awaits,
For daily bread and forgiveness.
Help us, O God, to tell that story.
Thank you,

Amen.

–Richard Bryant

*the Ninth Hour, is a fixed time of prayer of the Divine Office of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies. It usually consists of psalms and is said around 3 p.m. Its name comes from Latin and refers to the ninth hour of the day after dawn.

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