An Evening Prayer

In this season of shortening days and early darkness, I’d like to share with you an evening prayer from my Episcopal days:

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give thine angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for thy love’s sake. Amen.

 —Book of Common Prayer

  The Good Samaritan  by John Mosiman. Courtesy  Sacred Art Pilgrim .

The Good Samaritan by John Mosiman. Courtesy Sacred Art Pilgrim.