image :: Lord Heal the Child, Thomas Hart Benton, (1934, American)
“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved. “Jeremiah 17:14
Heal our passions, cure our diseases,
help us out of our difficulties, make our lives peaceful,
Send us the illumination of the Spirit.
Inflame us with the desire of Thy Son.
Render us pleasing to Him,
so that we may enjoy happiness with Him,
seeing Thee resplendent with Thy Son’s glory,
rejoicing forever, keeping feast in the Church
with those who worthily celebrate Him
who worked our salvation through Thee,
Christ the Son of God, and our God.
To Him be glory and majesty,
with the uncreated Father
and the all-holy and life-giving Spirit,
now and forever, through the endless ages of eternity.
John of Damascus, 8th century
sound :: River of Sin, The Wood Brothers (2015)