Prayers of Invocation on The Day

Sermon Illustrations on Darkness

Grant, almighty God, that as you shine on us by your Word, we may not be blind at midday, nor willfully seek darkness, and thus lull our minds asleep: but, may we be roused daily by your words, and may we stir up ourselves more and more to fear your name and thus present ourselves and all our pursuits, as a sacrifice to you, that you may peaceably rule and perpetually dwell in us, until you gather us to your celestial habitation, where there is reserved for us eternal rest and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

John Calvin

From Day to Day

From the dawning of the day through the morning,

guide us,

From the noontide to the setting of the sun,

lead us,

from the evening till we sleep,

keep us,

through the night till daybreak,

protect us,

and all for your love’s sake.

Jenny Child, Celtic Prayers & Reflections, the Columba Press, 2008.