Monday, March 30, 2009

Evening Prayer

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen

Evening Prayer (BCP, pg. 124)

9 Comments:

Blogger Lauralew said...

Thanks, Lisa. This is a particular favorite of mine since I have worked many, many nights with dying people and their weeping families. I love the idea of God keeping watch over all of us.

3/31/2009 1:53 PM  
Blogger Wormwood's Doxy said...

My most favorite prayer in the BCP....

3/31/2009 3:09 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Amen. Mine too.

3/31/2009 11:59 PM  
Blogger it's margaret said...

Thinking of and praying for you.

4/01/2009 8:22 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Thank you, Margaret. It's going to be ok. Several of us are going to have a memorial service Friday evening on Facebook. I am looking forward to that as a gathering of the community. I need that.

4/01/2009 8:31 PM  
Blogger it's margaret said...

that seems very fitting. good. I shall pray for you all.

4/02/2009 8:46 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Yes. Lee devoted a lot of energy to his friends in the blogosphere. It seems right that some of us will hold his memorial service online.

Prayers also for those who will attend his physical memorial serice Friday at 1p (CDT).

4/02/2009 10:01 PM  
Blogger Kirkepiscatoid said...

I also like to think that the "Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping" prayer is the Cliff's note version of this prayer. The two seem to go hand in hand.

4/03/2009 1:47 AM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

No argument here, Kirk.

Hmmm ... do a couple of ol' broads in Mo. have insomnia tonight? ;-)

4/03/2009 1:51 AM  

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