River and Sky
Move our hearts with the calm,
smooth flow of your grace.
Let the river of your love run through our souls.
May my, soul be carried by the current of your love,
towards the wide, infinite ocean of heaven.
Stretch out my heart with your strength, as you
stretch out the sky above the earth.
Smooth out any wrinkles of hatred or resentment.
Enlarge my soul
that it may know more fully your truth. Amen.
A prayer of Gilbert of Hoyland. (died c.1170) Abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Swineshead in Lincolnshire.