O rhubarb red! O joy!
For this post I’ve plundered a post from brainpickings.org entitled “Nature and the Serious Business of Joy” featuring quotes by British naturalist and environmental writer Michael McCarthy.
I thank you, O God, for the pleasures you have given me through my senses; for the glory of thunder, for the mystery of music, the singing of birds and the laughter of children. I thank you for the delights of colour, the awe of the sunset, the wild roses in the hedgerows, the smile of friendship. I thank you for the sweetness of flowers and the scent of hay. Truly, O Lord, the earth is full of your riches!
by Edward King (1829-1910) (adapted)
from The Book of a Thousand Prayers by Angela Ashwin, #211
- Angela Ashwin’s prayer to God as “God of delight, Source of all joy”
- The series of blog posts on Advent Joy
- Quiet near a little stream