May I Keep the Smallest Door

Almighty God,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
to me the least of saints,
to me allow that I may keep
even the smallest door,
the farthest, darkest, coldest door,
the door that is least used,
the stiffest door.

If only it be in your house, O God,
that I can see your glory even afar,
and hear your voice,
and know that I am with you, O God.

Source: Attributed to St. Columba, 521-597.

Source of this version: http://yourworshiptools.com/a-prayer-of-st-columba/

Included in Prayers from the Ancient Celtic Church, © 2018, Paul C. Stratman

This prayer recalls Psalm 84:10.

 

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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