A Time Of Reflection

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the Christian Traditions. I originally posted this on the old blog back in 2011 and called it A Sung, Lenten Prayer.

Regardless of your religious affiliation, or lack thereof,  this is a beautiful chant.

Soothing to your ears and hopefully . . . your soul.



The Chant:

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Open to me the doors of repentance O Lifegiver; for my spirit rises early to pray towards Thy Holy Temple, bearing the temple of my body all defiled. But in Thy Compassion purify me by the loving-kindness of Thy Mercy. Now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen. Lead me on the paths of Salvation O Mother of God, for I have covered my soul in shameful sins and have wasted my life in lazy acts. But by your intercessions, deliver me from all impurity. Have mercy on me O God according to Thy Great Mercy and according to the multitude of Thy Compassions blot out my transgressions. When I think of the many evil things I have done, wretched I am, I tremble at the fearful day of Judgement, but trusting in Thy loving-kindness, like David I cry to Thee. Have mercy on me O God, have mercy on me O God, Have mercy on me O God according to Thy great Mercy.

Thanks to John for sharing this with me years ago.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to A Time Of Reflection

  1. joyce hoffmann says:

    This song just solved a problem for me as it is the perfect prayer to start the morning in lent. I have to figure how to get it on my ipod. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sandy says:

    So beautiful, Ray. Thanks for sharing this 🙂


  3. Debra says:

    Very meaningful. Thank you for sharing it, Ray.

    Liked by 1 person

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