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A prayer for a day of classes

I came across the small paperback on the seminary’s free book table, well-worn and beckoning. After opening its pages, I was quickly captured by The Cloud of Unknowing’s passionate plea for the work of contemplative “unknowing.”

The prayer from the first pages was particularly inspiring as I prepare for today’s classes:

O God unto whom all hearts lie open

unto whom desire is eloquent

and from whom no secret thing is hidden;

purify the thoughts of my heart

by the outpouring of your Spirit

that I may love you with a perfect love

and praise you as you deserve.

Amen.

~ The opening prayer from The Cloud of Unknowing

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