Evening Prayer

The night has advanced toward dawn; the day is near. So then we must lay aside the works of darkness, and put on the weapons of light. – Rom 13:12 NET


Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
Ring out the narrow lust of gold:
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

– Alfred Tennyson


Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.

– John Ruskin


Prayer

My Father, as I look to the past days, I feel much of my happiness and much of my misery has come from my own choice. May I be more watchful of my standards and less wasteful of my time, and keep a poise in life that will leave a memory of well-spent days. For the year that has passed and for its blessings I thank thee. Amen.

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