Friday, August 07, 2015

Borrowed Lights

CALL TO PRAYER
Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the end of the earth! Let the sea roar and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.
—Isaiah 42:10
PSALM
Let sea and land and all they hold
resound with one accord.
Let rivers clap, let mountains sing
for joy before the Lord!
Let rivers clap, let mountains sing
for joy before the Lord!
—Psalm 98:7-8
Suggested tune (Coronation):
TEXT OF THE DAY
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
—Romans 15:13
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A narrow-minded, conceited, and selfish Christian is an incongruity as real, though not quite so shocking, as an immoral Christian.
—A.A. Hodge
MORNING PRAYER
O thou who dwellest in our poor and shabby human life, lifting it now and then above the dominance of animal passion and greed, allowing it to shine with the borrowed lights of love and joy and peace, and making it a mirror of the beauties of a world unseen, grant that my part in the world's life today may not be to obscure the splendor of thy presence but rather to make it more plainly visible to the eyes of my fellow human beings. Amen.
—John Baillie

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