We Come into Thy Secret Place

O Thou unseen source of peace and holiness,
we come into thy secret place to be filled with thy pure and solemn light.
As we come to thee, we remember that we have been drawn aside from the straight and narrow way;
that we have not walked lovingly with each other and humbly with thee;
that we have feared what is not terrible and wished for what is not holy.

In our weakness be thou the quickening power of life.
Arise within our hearts as healing, strength and joy.
Day by day may we grow in faith, in charity, in the purity by which we may see thee,
and in the larger life of love to which thou callest us. Amen.

About the Author

Van Ogden Vogt

V. Ogden Vogt (as he preferred to be called) was minister at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago for two decades, a lecturer on Religion and Fine Art at the Chicago Theological Seminary, and the author of books and articles on church art, architecture, liturgy, and worship.

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