Text: Colossians 1:1-14
Lighten our darkness, we beseech Thee, O Lord; and by thy great mercy defend
us from all perils and dangers of this night: for the love of thy only Son, our
Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
If you have spent time in an Episcopal church, you may recognize this prayer. It comes from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. I know it because when Felicia, Lizzy and I became a family when Lizzy was in 4th grade, it was a deeply-ingrained part of Lizzy’s bedtime prayers. Since then Felicia and I have adopted it as our nighttime prayer. We’ve tweaked it a bit. “Lord” has become “God” and “Savior” has been replaced by “Teacher.” But this historic prayer continues to be an integral part of our lives. [Read more…]