This afternoon we made the return trip to Camp Allen, as Beth had another class to teach tonight.
We gathered for the Service of Evening Prayer, and once again the prayers in this space echoed in my spirit.
I was struck by the variety of fences we passed as we drove the back roads to Camp Allen.
Excerpts from Evening Prayer:
That this evening may be holy, good, and peaceful….
That your holy angels may lead us in paths of peace and goodwill….
That we may be pardoned and forgiven for our sins and offenses….
That there may be peace to your church….
That we may depart this life in your faith and fear, and not be condemned before the great judgment seat of Christ….
That we may be bound together by your Holy Spirit in the communion of all your saints, entrusting one another and all our life to Christ….
We entrust you, O Lord.
We bless you for our creation,
and all the blessings of this life;
for the means of grace,
and for the hope of glory. Amen.