Friday, February 6, 2009

Vesperal Reflection

"Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this night without sin," we sang last night near the end of Vespers.

When am I going to learn that to even have a remote shot at this, I must stay away from the computer after Vespers?

And probably before Vespers, too.


William Weedon said...

And WE sing it (you no doubt recall) in the morning at Matins, end of the Te Deum: "Grant, O Lord, to keep us this day without sin." No wonder we add right away: "O Lord, have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us!" No computer all night. No computer all day. You know, I did that down in Cancun it was absolutely blissful!

Mimi said...

That's very true!

DebD said...

That made me chuckle. There have been not a few times that I have finished confession only to *immediately* do or think something that makes me think--- "I need to go right back up and get in line!". Sigh. I know the feeling. But, I am convinced that it IS possible, otherwise the Church, in Her wisdom would not have put it there.

-C said...

Pr. Weedon -
I DO recall actually (and quite well). One of the benefits of singing these words in the evening is that, ideally, I should be sleeping for a bunch of those hours - which should make it at least a little easier for some of them to pass "without sin."
I hope your migraine is better.

Deb - while I'm sure it is possible, I often wonder if it is possible for me. As many times as I have prayed this prayer, I have yet to have even just one "night without sin." Heck, most times I don't even make it to the car after church without sin.

Yet it's a worthy goal for which to strive.

s-p said...

...unless of course you are reading MY blog. LOL! (Time for confession... sigh.)