Saturday, September 08, 2012

Prayer before writing... posting...

Christ, Blessed Silence

A man's tongue can be his downfall.  Be not a detractor; use not your tongue for calumny... - Sirach 5:15-16

O Lord, set a guard over my mouth
and upon my lips an effective seal,
that I may not fail through them,
that my tongue may not destroy me. - Sirach 22:27
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall declare your praise. - Ps. 50
O God keep my tongue from evil
  my lips from speaking deceit. - Ps. 33
Keep my tongue from slander,
  from evil against my brother,
let me cast no slur on my neighbor...

Rather, grant me grace
   to speak the truth from my heart. - Ps. 14 
Glory be to the Father...



  1. In the silence of my heart
    May my faith revive.
    In the silence of my heart
    May my hope survive.
    In the silence of my heart
    May love come alive.

  2. I love the icon.

  3. I think tht this applies to blogdom: “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ―
    Oscar Wilde ;)

  4. do you have any information on the icon? who "wrote" it? is it russian?


    1. Forgive me my oversight - can't find the original location for the image. However, this one in particular is Russian. From what I understand it is a hesychast image depicting Wisdom Incarnate or personified - as the Word. Like the Trinity images, it is an attempt to represent what is uncreated mystery. Just Google, Christ, Blessed Silence and you will find more accurate definitions and other images of the same.

      God bless.


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