En blogger bøn

Jeg har fundet følgende blogger bøn, skrevet af andrew jones .

Our Father, who lives above and beyond the dimension of the internet
Give us this day a life worth blogging,
The access to words and images that express our journey with passion and integrity,
And a secure connection to publish your daily mercies.
Your Kingdom come into new spaces today,
As we make known your mysteries,
Posting by posting,
Blog by blog.
Give this day,
The same ability to those less privileged,
Whose lives speak louder than ours,
Whose sacrifice is greater,
Whose stories will last longer.

Forgive us our sins,
For blog-rolling strangers and pretending they are friends,
For counting unique visitors but not noticing unique people,
For delighting in the thousands of hits but ignoring the ONE who returns,
For luring viewers but sending them away empty handed,
For updating daily but repenting weekly.

As we forgive those who trespass on our sites to appropriate our thoughts without reference,
Our images without approval,
Our ideas without linking back to us.
Lead us not into the temptation to sell out our congregation,
To see people as links and not as lives,
To make our blogs look better than our actual story.
But deliver us from the evil of pimping ourselves instead of pointing to you,
From turning our guests into consumers of someone else’s products,
From infatuation over the toys of technology,
From idolatry over techology
From fame before our time has come.
For Yours is the power to guide the destinies behind the web logs,
To bring hurting people into the sanctuaries of our sites,
To give us the stickiness to follow you, no matter who is watching or reading.
Yours is the glory that makes people second look our sites and our lives,Y
ours is the heavy ambience,
For ever and ever,

Bøn for skønhed

Vi er så småt ved at gøre klar til at skulle flytte. Derfor har jeg brugt lidt tid på at samle alle (!) mine gamle dagbøger/notesbøger. Jeg opdagede at jeg siden 1990 har skrevet tanker, digte, citater, bønner og alverdens andre ting ned. Bl.a. fandt jeg bønnen nedenfor igen. Jeg har noteret at den er traditionel, men ikke hvorfra. Synes den er meget smuk og passende her i pinsetiden og forsommeren:

O Son of God, hear my prayer:
Your Spirit composes the song of the birds
and the buzz of the bees.
I ask only one more miracle:
Beautify my soul.

Åh, Guds Søn, hør min bøn:
Din Ånd komponerer fuglenes sang
og biernes summen.
Jeg be’r blot om ét mirakel mere:
Gør min sjæl smuk.