Daily Archives: May 13, 2022

Evening Prayer: May 13th

Most Gracious God, we come to you and thank you for this day that you have given us. Your grace is immeasurable. What can we do but thank you. For those moments in this day where we have lived less than what we have been created to be, we ask humbly for your forgiveness. For the opportunities that you have given us, thank you. Now, as we come to this time of rest, we pray that you refresh us and give us your peace and awaken us that we may worship you in fullness and grace.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Daily Scripture Passage: Psalm 2

Psalm 2 (ESV)

The Reign of the Lord’s Anointed

Why do the nations rage
    and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
    and the rulers take counsel together,
    against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
    and cast away their cords from us.”

He who sits in the heavens laughs;
    the Lord holds them in derision.
Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
    and terrify them in his fury, saying,
“As for me, I have set my King
    on Zion, my holy hill.”

I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
    today I have begotten you.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
    and the ends of the earth your possession.
You shall break them with a rod of iron
    and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.”

10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
    be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
    and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
    lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
    for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

From C.S. Lewis

It is usual to speak in a playfully apologetic tone about one’s adult enjoyment of what are called “children’s books”. I think the convention a silly one. No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often far more) worth reading at the age of fifty – except, of course, books of information. The only imaginative works we out to grow out of are those which it would have been better not to have read at all. A mature palate will probably not much be for crème de menthe: but it ought still to enjoy bread and butter and honey.

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