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.

5 comments:

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.)