Saturday, November 10, 2012

praise him and highly exalt him forever

It's 29 degrees.... and raining. Uggghhhh! It rained and froze all night --froze on the branches and stems, and now it is dangerous to step outside the door because of the falling ice!

Joel --who HATES winter (he has always said he doesn't want to die in winter --too cold-- (as if it would matter!)) --even he wishes it would snow.

So, we've had our cuppa, gonna eat some hot oatmeal --and then go over to the church for a funeral and then travel 80 miles for the burial. Perhaps it will be snow by then... the weather gadget says it is a 90% chance of snow.... we'll see.

Whatever it ends up being, it's gonna be messy and cold out on the hill that is the cemetery in LaPlant. I will have to carry all the gear, that's for sure --and the boots... and the gloves, oh yes, time to put gloves back in my pockets, Precious.

I love the way winter stuff like this makes me soooo conscious.... Tomorrow, the high is supposed to be 18 degrees --VERY conscious....

At prayer this morning (Canticle: A Song of Creation
Benedicite, omnia opera Domini
Song of the Three Young Men, 35-65)

Invocation

Glorify the Lord, all you works of the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
In the firmament of his power, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.

I The Cosmic Order

Glorify the Lord, you angels and all powers of the Lord, *
O heavens and all waters above the heavens.
Sun and moon and stars of the sky, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, every shower of rain and fall of dew, *
all winds and fire and heat.
Winter and Summer, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O chill and cold, *
drops of dew and flakes of snow.
Frost and cold, ice and sleet, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.
Glorify the Lord, O nights and days, *
O shining light and enfolding dark.
Storm clouds and thunderbolts, glorify the Lord, *
praise him and highly exalt him for ever.










Off I go.
Please pray for the family of M, and all those who come to share in their grief.
Amen.

4 comments:

Prairie Soul said...

Prayers for those who grieve today, those who will provide comfort, and all who will be on the wet, icy roads.

Winter survival kit whenever you stray from the warmth and safety of your home: water, compact nutrition, good thermal wear/blankets, candles, full tank of gas, full charged cell phone. Now until April. :-)

it's margaret said...

A holy funeral --and it's the first good snow of the season!!!! Whooohoooo!!

susankay said...

What Prairie Soul said. Amen

Nij said...

I second Prairie Soul's list also, take care!
nij