Monday, January 23, 2012

In The Babylonian Palace

From the Inspiration of Daniel (1)

In The Babylonian Palace

May the enemy carry me to the Babylonian Palace,
But he cannot cast my soul from heaven!
May he offer me all the delicacies and luxuries,
but he cannot snatch me from the heavenly table!
Because I enjoy the food of the angels!

Grant me to abstain from the love of the world,
Then bless my body, soul, and mind.
Help me with Your heavenly wisdom
and reveal to me your surpassing mysteries!

As you  were with Daniel in his sojourn in the palace,
Let Your grace accompany me wherever I go!
Grant me success in every task I undertake! 

Fr. Tadros Malaty
From the Inspiration of the Book of Daniel 


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