(Inspired by the writeup here of a book on Saint Ijanel, and the subsequent invocation of her in various places to help us stop dawdling and get to doing what we need to do.)

Ijanel is my saint; I shall not linger.
She maketh me to rise up from soft couches:
she leadeth me unto the work waiting.
She restoreth my nerve:
she leadeth me in the paths of productivity for my deadlines' sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of doubt,
I will fear no hesitation: for thou art with me;
thy goad and thy hook they encourage me.
Thou preparest a racecourse before me in the presence of mine doubters:
thou anointest my hands with ink; my spirit runneth over.
Surely action and determination shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will stand at the riverbanks with Ijanel for ever.
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From: [personal profile] evilrooster

A Litany to be Sung to a Popular Melody

Saint Ijanel, let me pray
That I can rise up
When I’m hindered in the day
Let me rise up
When I’m fearful in the night
Let me rise up
With my courage in a fight
Let me rise up
To be wise in times of peace
Let me rise up
In the face of tyrannies
Let me rise up
With justice in my heart
Let me rise up
When the day is at its start
Let me rise up
When the sun is at its height
Let me rise up
When the twilight turns to night
Let me rise up
In the face of all my cares
Let me rise up
In the shelter of your prayers
Let me rise up
At the end of all our days
We will rise up
And join the choir of praise
Rise up, rise up,
Rise up, rise up!


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