Daily Archives: December 4, 2021

Evening Prayer: December 4th

Holy God, dusk is upon me and there are so many voices among my own, crying out to you for a word from above. A word to lead us, a word to guide us, a word to heal us, a word to help us during the final month of this year. While we sleep, we rely on your promise to never slumber. Impress upon our being through our dreams, a vision for embracing salvation. Take away the fear that inhibits me from preparing my being to travel on and live in the straight and narrow way. Please say, “Well done,” should morning dawn and you call me home. In the name of Jesus. Amen

Hymn: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates by Georg Weissel

1 Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates; 
behold, the King of glory waits; 
the King of kings is drawing near; 
the Savior of the world is here!

2 Fling wide the portals of your heart; 
make it a temple, set apart 
from earthly use for heaven’s employ, 
adorned with prayer and love and joy.

3 Redeemer, come, with us abide; 
our hearts to thee we open wide; 
let us thy inner presence feel; 
thy grace and love in us reveal.

4 Thy Holy Spirit lead us on 
until our glorious goal is won; 
eternal praise, eternal fame 
be offered, Savior, to thy name!

Daily Scripture Passage: Psalm 147:1-6

Psalm 147:1-6 (ESV)

He Heals the Brokenhearted

147 Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
    for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
    he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
    his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord lifts up the humble;
    he casts the wicked to the ground.