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03/27/2014 10:30 am ET Updated Mar 27, 2014

Daily Meditation: Waking Up

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a beautiful rendition of Cantique de Jean Racine sung by the Choir of St. John's College. Written by 19th-century composer Gabriel Fauré, the piece entreats God to banish slumber and pour out His powerful grace.

Cantique de Jean Racine

Word, equal to the Almighty, our only hope,
Eternal light of the earth and the Heavens;
We break the peaceful night's silence,
Divine Saviour, cast your eyes upon us!

Spread the fire of your mighty grace upon us
May the entire hell flee at the sound of your voice;
Disperse from any slothful soul the drowsiness
Inducing it to forget your laws!

Oh Christ, look with favour upon this faithful people
Which has now gathered to bless you.
Receive its singing, offered to your immortal glory,
And may it leave with the gifts you have bestowed upon it!

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