The old ones are brilliant

This prayer speaks for itself….

Give me insight to see through the exterior of things
to the interior truth.
Give me your Spirit of discernment.
O Lord, you know how busy I must be this day,
if I forget you, do not forget me.

It is by Jacob Astley who lived 1579-1652. What I love, is how modern it sounds. it could have been written yesterday. The ancients speak to us if we only take a little time to listen. Reading a prayer ;like this gives a great feeling of connection with the past and tends to put my problems into perspective.

I have found myself very busy in lockdown – maybe even busier than I was before.  I could pray this prayer just about every day. I am going to pray it today as well.