ExoTheology & Space-Age Interpretations of the Bible

(religious implications of an inhabited universe)

Category Archives: The Divine Office

“I had a pit inside me,” a friend said, “and then I saw it was a galaxy.”

Open my lips, O Lord, and my mouth shall proclaim your praise. Closing my eyes, I see a void shot through with dots and dashes of light, untempered by time or space, as if the universe had turned itself inside out through my mouth. “I had a pit inside me,” a friend said, “and then I saw it was a galaxy.” Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

— from Lindsey Crittenden’s “The Water Will Hold You” (in Jonathan Cullick’s Religion in the 21st Century, p. 31).

daily prayer to “reshape my life back in a Godward form”

Did a google search for “Benedictine Daily Prayer” (the title of the breviary I use) and came across a blogger, Joel Martin, talking about beginning to pray this breviary. (“Benedictine Daily Prayer” 08-08-2007)

I love this last clause:

Now, I am new to this and very un-disciplined. I’m lucky if I pray 2 or 3 of the hours, and do it at the right time. But my hope is that it will become a discipline which will start reshaping my life back in a Godward form.

And I like this idea, too.

So this Breviary is a great step, in line with the Book of Common Prayer. Another practice I am picking up from my friend is to write the prayer requests of others in a journal and open it up when offering prayer.

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