Morning and Evening Prayers by Johann Habermann

by Christine Sine

Tom and I are currently sitting t Sydney airport on the first leg of our trip home to Seattle.

Just before I left for my trip to Australia I uploaded several free books onto my kindle. One that I would heartily recommend is Morning and Evening Prayers for all Days of the Week Together with Confessional, Communion and Other… by Johann Habermann. This is a public domain book originally published in German and then published in English in 1918. The language is a little archaic but some of the prayers are wonderful with rich insights and thoughts for meditation. I was impressed with the Trinitarian nature of the prayers, many of which reminded me of the Celtic prayers I am so fond of.

I have used this book each day during my trip. Here is an excerpt from the prayers that I have particularly enjoyed.

Thy right hand is full of righteousness. Therefore I commend my body and my soul into thy hands. Thy divine Majesty bless me; Thy holy Trinity shelter me; Thy eternal Unity preserve me. May thy unbounded mercy protect me; Thy inexpressible benevolence defend me; the sublime truth of God cover me; profound knowledge of Christ strengthen me; the unfathomable goodness of teh Lord keep me. The grace of the Father govern me; the power of the Hoy Spirit enlighten me. My Creator aid me, my Redeemer quicken me. my Comforter abide with me. The Lord bless me and keep me. The Lord make His face shine upon me and be gracious unto me. The Lord lift up His countenance upon me and give me peace.

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Pieter Stok June 11, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Sadly, not available on Kindle is Australia.

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Christine Sine June 12, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Sorry to hear that.

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