Today is All Saints day in the Eastern Orthodox Christian traditions.
Wake at dawn with a winged heart
and give thanks for another day of loving.
~ Kahil Gibran
We bless Thee, O most high God and Lord of mercy, Who art ever doing numberless great and inscrutable things with us, glorious and wonderful; Who grantest to us sleep for rest from our infirmities, and repose from the burdens of our much toiling flesh. We thank Thee that Thou hast not destroyed us with our sins, but hast loved us as ever, and though we are sunk in despair, Thou hast raised us up to glorify Thy power. Therefore we implore Thy incomparable goodness, enlighten the eyes of our understanding and raise up our mind from the heavy sleep of indolence; open our mouth and fill it with Thy praise, that we may be able undistracted to sing and confess Thee, Who art God glorified in all and by all, the eternal Father, with Thy only-begotten Son, and Thy all-holy and good and life-giving Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
(St. Basil the Great, Source: Myriobiblos – e-Library of the Church of Greece)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“I can accomplish anything I set my mind on.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)