Evening Blessings ✨

O Lord support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen and the evening come,
and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then, in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last.

– From Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book 

Photo: Karien Buckler
Text & image source: Pebbles of Joy

The Truth is extremely subtle.

We can see subtle things only when we ourselves become subtle.
The Truth is extremely subtle.

” Philosophy of the Masters “

Text & image source: David Dateme @ THE CELESTIAL SANCTUM

Sunday reflection . . . . Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,


Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, 
will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91: 1-2

Timeline photo
Text & image source: Touch Holiness

The Awareness of Presence


The Awareness of Presence

Silence is not merely the absence of internal and external noise.
Within the stillness arises our awareness of presence.

We can feel presence in an empty cathedral, 
or standing in a mountain forest, 
or in an open meadow at sunset
as the stars begin twinkling 
while the echo of whip-o-will
dances across the woodland valley. …

In the Celtic lands, these are called thin places…
The silence brings us into a stillness where we are able to become aware
of the presence of eternity all around us. An awareness of seeing that everything is
connected, everything is interwoven, and everything belongs. 

Silence brings us to our senses, and stillness brings us home.

He leads me beside the still waters,
He restores my soul. 
~ Psalm 23:2

~ Bob Holmes #dailycontemplations

Text & image source: Contemplative Monk

We ask tonight Your watchful care


All Holy Lord, in humble prayer
We ask tonight your watchful care
And pray that our repose may be
A quiet night, from perils free.

~ Isaac Watts

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Text & image source: Night Prayers

The Lamb.


The Lamb

Little lamb, who made thee
Dost thou know who made thee,
Gave thee life, and bid thee feed
By the stream and o’er the mead;
Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing, woolly, bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice,
Making all the vales rejoice?
Little lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee?

Little lamb, I’ll tell thee;
Little lamb, I’ll tell thee:
He is called by thy name,
For He calls Himself a Lamb.
He is meek, and He is mild,
He became a little child.
I a child, and thou a lamb,
We are called by His name.
Little lamb, God bless thee!
Little lamb, God bless thee!

− William Blake, from Songs of Innocence (1789)

Text & image source: Tom Woolley

May the grace of the night’s stillness be mine

May the grace of the night’s stillness be mine 
may the grace of the moon’s guidance be mine 
may the grace of heaven’s vastness be mine 
to renew my soul in sleep
to enlighten my dreams in the night
to open my spirit to eternity 
until the angels of light awaken me
until the morning angels awaken me.

Prayer by J PHILIP NEWELL ~ Celtic Benediction 

Image Pintrest ~ Iona Abbey ~ Photo by
JC Richardson
Text & image source: Linda Lockwood @ Celtic Christianity and Music*F