The Daily Office

February 23, 2007

Daily OfficeAs we try to catch our breath from this week’s events and our continued exclusion in the church catholic, today’s appointed Psalm was very helpful for me.

I also found great comfort in my chapel service at Seminary, where instead of Eucharist we had a Healing service.

I asked for prayers of healing for the Broken Body of Christ in the Anglican Communion.  Some of the priests’ words were for ‘hearts to grow less hard.’

One of the songs playing was a favorite of mine, particularly now as we are in so much need of healing in this broken body of Christ:

There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole
There is a balm in Gilead
To heal the sin-sick soul

Sometimes I feel discouraged
And think my work’s in vain
But then the Holy Spirit
Revives my soul again

If you cannot preach like Peter
If you cannot pray like Paul
You can tell the love of Jesus
And say, “He died for all”.

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