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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Darkness and light

From this morning's Office:
Lord, send forth your light and your truth.

O send forth your light and your truth;
let these be my guide.

Almighty Father, source of everlasting light, send forth Your truth into our hearts and pour over us the brightness of Your light.

You are not in the dark, brothers, that the day should catch you off guard, like a thief. No, all of you are children of light and of the day. We belong neither to darkness nor to night; therefore let us not be asleep like the rest, but awake and sober!

Dawn finds me watching, crying out for You.

In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Let us bless our Savior Who enlightens the world by His resurrection.

Make our light shine so brightly before men, that seeing our good works they may give glory to the Father.

Lord Jesus Christ,
true light of the world,
You guide all mankind to salvation.