Open, Oh blessed Spirit,
the spiritual lives of my soul.
That I may be released from
the darkness over spreading me,
by the delusions of the outward senses.
That I may perceive and understand
those things Spiritual.
Reverend Jean Bradley taught Reverend Eugene Larr who taught me (TS Hall, @theStoicMedium).
For years, I’ve marveled at that comprehensive simplicity of this short prayer request by Rev. Bradely.
This request has served as an anchor, touchstone, koan, affirmation, intention, and/or aspirational goal for me, depending on my state of mind at the time.
All my love,