This morning Jean led morning prayer.
I have grown to acknowledge this group of words as being words of value and sustenance.
Today’s liturgy included this canticle:
because he has anointed me.
to bind up the broken-hearted,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
to comfort all who mourn,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit,
the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.
and as seeds in the garden spring up,
blossom before all the nations.
they shall speak of you as ministers of our God.
It’s a sobre reminder that in confusing and saddening times, that we are called to bring good news, to comfort the mourning ….. in short, to be helpful in thoughts, words and actions.
Following this Jean invited us to light candles which symbolised those who had been killed in Norway as we prayed for the bereaved, the survivors, the nation and those charged with bringing justice in this horrendous case.
We continue to hold the people of Norway in our thoughts and prayers