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Meditation

An excerpt of the sermon, "Let My Prayers Ascend Like Incense"

The small stained glass window in the Prayer Room was designed by Les Wicker and was inspired by Psalm 141:2: “May my prayer be as incense before thee, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice!”  In the bottom center of the window, on a field of green, there is a censer, an incense burner that is shaped like a flower blossom. Wisps of white smoke spiral silently upward toward deep blue heavens dotted with stars that seem to pulse with life. The stars hang like sentinels in the sky and even suggest heavenly eyes gazing down on the fragrant offering that is rising upward.

Adapted from With God in Mind: Sermons on the Art and Architecture of Duke Divinity School.