By the combination of the timing of the church calender, my purchasing the Daily Office of SSF and it being posted at a certain time, and however biblegateway decides its verse for the day… today there were some readings and prayers that were really bang on for where I’m at and also for celebrating the beginning of the summer season.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
You, O Lord, are my lamp; you turn our darkness into light.
The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you (and also with you)
Blessed are you, Sovereign Lord,
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ;
to you be glory and praise for ever.
From the deep waters of death
you brought your people to new birth
by raising your Son to life in triumph.
Through him dark death has been destroyed
and radiant life is everywhere restored.
As you call us out of darkness into his marvellous light
may our lives reflect his glory
and our lips repeat the endless song,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
Blessed be God for ever.
Let my prayer rise before you as incense,
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,
let us pray with one heart and mind.
As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,
so may your mercy come down upon us and cleanse our hearts
and set us free to sing your praise,
now and forever Amen.
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
the Lord is the strength of my life.
The light shines in the darkness
and the darkness has not overcome it.
Alleluia. Mary Magdala said to the disciples,
I have seen the Lord!
The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia.
Lord Have Mercy. Christ Have Mercy. Lord Have Mercy.
To whom no door is locked, no entrance barred:
open the doors of our hearts,
that we may seek the good of others
and walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,
to the praise of God the Father.
May the risen Christ grant us the joys of eternal life. Amen.