Morning prayer is intended and arranged to sanctify the morning. St. Basil the Great gives an excellent description of this character in these words: 'It is said in the morning in order that the first stirrings of our mind and will may be consecrated to God and that we may take nothing in hand until we have been gladdened by the thought of God.' (from the General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours)How apt is it to speak of being "gladdened by the thought of God"!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Our little Morning Prayer booklet up at church this morning contained this: