Daily Archives: December 28, 2021

Evening Prayer: December 28th

O God, as the day draws to a close and the sun sets in the West, may I set aside all that distracts me and focus instead on what you would have me see and understand. In faithfulness we entrust to you the labors of this day. May you bring us rest and refresh us this night as we prepare for a new day. In the blessed name of Jesus. Amen.

Hymn: Let All Together Praise Our God by Nicolaus Hermann

1 Let all together praise our God 
Before his highest throne;
Today he opens heav’n again 
And gives us his own Son,
And gives us his own Son.

2 He leaves his heav’nly Father’s throne, 
Is born an infant small,
And in a manger, poor and lone, 
Lies in a humble stall,
Lies in a humble stall.

3 He veils in flesh his pow’r divine 
A servant’s form to take;
In want and lowliness must die 
Who heav’n and earth did make,
Who heav’n and earth did make.

4 A wondrous change which he does make: 
He takes our flesh and blood,
And he conceals for sinners’ sake 
His majesty as God,
His majesty as God.

5 He serves that I a lord may be — 
A great exchange indeed!
Could Jesus’ love do more for me 
To help me in my need,
To help me in my need?

6 For us he opens wide the door 
Of paradise today.
The angel guards the gate no more; 
To God our thanks we pay,
To God our thanks we pay.

From C.S. Lewis


On self understanding

Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you.

From The Problem of Pain
Compiled in Words to Live By