The bell strikes, the sound hits the walls, rushes through deserted galleries, raises flocks birds over the domes. Another blow, the sound rises in a huge wave and splashes out to the morning city. A blow, and now copper is buzzing and vibrating inside me...
We ask for strength - God sends trials to strengthen us.
We ask for wisdom - God sets us tasks that need to be overcome.
We ask for courage - God sends us dangers.
We ask for love - and God brings to us people who need ours help.
We ask for blessings - and God gives us opportunities.