Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesdays with Words

The following prayer captured my heart from the moment I first read it and has stayed with me ever since.

You have taken me captive with longing for You, O Christ,
And have transformed me with Your divine love.
Burn up my sins with the fire of Your Spirit,
And count me worthy to take my fill of delight in You;
That dancing with joy, I may magnify Your two Comings. 

Pre-Communion prayer by St. John of Damascus


  1. It's one of the pre-communion prayers in my prayer book, but I first encountered it in a book called The Winter Pascha (which I plan on posting about quite a bit in the near future).

  2. It's funny how one phrase/stanza can capture, and keep, your heart.


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