Liturgical Prayer

Quarantine Peace

Quarantine Peace

There is cause for rejoicing here.

You may for a time
have to suffer the distress of many trials;
but this is so that

your faith,

which is more precious
than the passing splendor of fire-tried gold,
may by its genuineness lead to
praise, glory, and honor

when Jesus Christ appears.

Although you have never seen him,

you love him,

and without seeing
you now believe in him

and rejoice

with inexpressible joy
touched with glory,
because you are achieving faith's goal,

your salvation.

Loving God,
you illumine the night
and bring the dawn to scatter darkness.
Let us pass this night in safety,
free from harm,
and rise when morning comes
to give you thanks and praise.

PAX

Let nothing be preferred to the Work of God – Rule of Benedict 43:3

Reference:
Excerpts from Evening Prayer for Thursday of the First Week of Ordinary Time (including 1 Peter 1:6-9)
Photo: Quarantine Peace was evident at the monastery on January 13, 2021 at 7:21 pm