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Lauded Be Thy Name, O Lord My God! Darkness

Sources: Prayers And Meditations

Lauded be Thy name, O Lord my God! Darkness hath fallen upon every land,

and the forces of mischief have encompassed all the nations. Through them,

however, I perceive the splendors of Thy wisdom, and discern the

brightness of the light of Thy providence.

They that are shut out as by a veil from Thee have imagined that they have

the power to put out Thy light, and to quench Thy fire, and to still the

of Thy grace. Nay, and to this Thy might beareth me witness! Had not

every tribulation been made the bearer of Thy wisdom, and every ordeal the

vehicle of Thy providence, no one would have dared oppose us, though the

powers of earth and heaven were to be leagued against us. Were I to

unravel the wondrous mysteries of Thy wisdom which are laid bare before

me, the reins of Thine enemies would be cleft asunder.

Glorified be Thou, then, O my God! I beseech Thee by Thy Most Great Name

to assemble them that love Thee around the Law that streameth from the

good-pleasure of Thy will, and to send down upon them what will assure

their hearts.

Potent art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee. Thou art, verily, the Help in

Peril, the Self-Subsisting.