Daily Archives: May 11, 2022

Evening Prayer: May 11th

Most Gracious Savior, I know I have erred this day. Thank you for your generous grace that allows for forgiveness. Lord as I rest from this day, allow me to lay down the burdens of my heart and seek your rest. Fill me with your Spirit that I may worship You in Spirit and Truth tomorrow. In the powerful name of Jesus. Amen.

From C.S. Lewis

TO SLEEP

I will find out a place for thee, O Sleep—

A hidden wood among the hill-tops green,

Full of soft streams and little winds that creep

The murmuring boughs between.

A hollow cup above the ocean placed

Where nothing rough, nor loud, nor harsh shall be,

But woodland light and shadow interlaced

And summer sky and sea

There in the fragrant twilight I will raise

A secret altar of the rich sea sod,

Whereat to offer sacrifice and praise

Unto my lonely god;

Due sacrifice of his own drowsy flowers

The deadening poppies in an ocean shell

Round which through all forgotten days and hours

The great seas wove their spell.

So may he send me dreams of dead delight

And draughts of cool oblivion, quenching pain,

And sweet, half-wakeful moments in the night

To hear the falling rain.

And when he meets me at the dusk of day

To call me home for ever, this I ask—

That he may lead me friendly on that way

And wear no frightful mask.

From Spirits in Bondage

Spirits in Bondage: A Cycle of Lyrics. Copyright © 1919 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.


Daily Scripture Passage: Psalm 67

Psalm 67 (ESV)

Make Your Face Shine upon Us

67 May God be gracious to us and bless us
    and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
    your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
    for you judge the peoples with equity
    and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
Let the peoples praise you, O God;
    let all the peoples praise you!

The earth has yielded its increase;
    God, our God, shall bless us.
God shall bless us;
    let all the ends of the earth fear him!