i’m part of a great book club that meets during the week. we’ve been reading Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov and this prayer was brought to attention. alyosha prays it after a rather crazy, hectic, and confusing day. ones i can identify with more and more as life goes on. anyway…i like it in it’s simplicity. and i hope it for all my friends.
“Lord have mercy on them all today, unhappy and stormy as they are, preserve and guide them. All ways are Yours: save them according to Your ways. You are love, you will send joy to all!” Alyosha murmurmed, crossing himself and falling into a serene sleep.