Daily Archives: January 8, 2022

Evening Prayer: January 8th

Now this day is passed, Sovereign God, and we come to humbly thank you for your guiding hand throughout. Where I have not loved as you have loved, I ask forgiveness. Where I was able to make a positive difference, thank you for your light shining through. Thank you for those you have placed in my path. Surround me with your peace and protect me from your enemy. Renew within me a right spirit. In the name of Christ I pray. Amen.

Daily Scripture Passage: Amos 5:14-15

Amos 5:14-15 (ESV)

14 Seek good, and not evil,
    that you may live;
and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you,
    as you have said.
15 Hate evil, and love good,
    and establish justice in the gate;
it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts,
    will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

From C.S. Lewis


One reason why many people find Creative Evolution so attractive is that it gives one much of the emotional comfort of believing in God and none of the less pleasant consequences. When you are feeling fit and the sun is shining and you do not want to believe that the whole universe is a mere mechanical dance of atoms, it is nice to be able to think of this great mysterious Force rolling on through the centuries and carrying you on its crest. If, on the other hand, you want to do something rather shabby, the Life-Force, being only a blind force, with no morals and no mind, will never interfere with you like that troublesome God we learned about when we were children. The Life-Force is a sort of tame God. You can switch it on when you want, but it will not bother you. All the thrills of religion and none of the cost. Is the Life-Force the greatest achievement of wishful thinking the world has yet seen?

From Mere Christianity
Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis