Monday, May 30, 2005

A Prayer for Work

Morning Prayer from today's Liturgy of the Hours concludes with a prayer that, to me, exemplifies the straightforward simplicity and insight of the Latin Rite. It's a prayer any Catholic, and indeed any Christian, could well use as often as they take up any task, however exalted or apparently mundane:

Father,
may everything we do
begin with your inspiration
and continue with your saving help.
Let our work always find its origin in you
and through you reach completion.