For Only One Short Hour – by Anna Blunden (1830–1915) British
[Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Loving and living Lord,
as I welcome you into my heart
I call upon you to hallow this time:
that I may know your blessing
and you may know my devotion;
that I may know your presence
and you may know my worship;
that I may know your will
and you may know my willingness;
that I may know you in the silence … … …
and you may know me in my praise.
after Iain MacDonald, minister Church of Scotland
original for corporate worship
You are my portion, Lord;
I have promised to obey your words.
I have sought your face with all my heart;
be gracious to me according to your promise.