Monday, February 21, 2011

A prayer by Soren Kierkegaard

Father Celestial! You loved us first. In a world where we are seduced by false loves and lovers, where restless souls succumb to specious but spurious affection and we are submersed in the agony of the past and the fright of the future and the distress of the present, assure us that we still can love. Remind us that we love because You first loved us; thus, our love can be that pure and holy affection, which only God and His beloved people can know and show! [From: Soren Kierkegaard: The Mystique Of Prayer And Pray-er, Translated by Lois S. Bowers, Edited by George K. Bowers.

This little volume is a real gem, not only providing readers with a window into the personal devotional life of S.K., but also including his prayers that have never before been translated into English with special permission of the Det kongelige Bibliotek of Copenhagen. 

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