Saturday, September 5, 2015
Episcopal Prayer at the Close of Day
Look down, Lord, from your heavenly throne. Illuminate the darkness of this night with your celestial brightness, and from us, the children of light, banish for ever the deeds of darkness. God our judge and our teacher, let us not waste time when the day is done in guilt or self-reproach. Give us rather the courage to face whatever has been, accept forgiveness, and move on to something better. Amen.
~ from the New Zealand Prayer Book
~ (The nebula RCW49, shown in infrared light in this image from the Spitzer Space Telescope, is a nursery for newborn stars)