When choosing prayers for our Visioneers to learn this week, I wanted to be sure we learned some from our Book of Common Prayer. I wanted to be sure our youngest Christians had good prayer words in their spiritual DNA that they could pull up when they needed them most.
So today we have words to parenthesis our days. From the Morning Office:
Lord, open our lips and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
From the night offices of Evening Prayer and Compline:
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your 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 your love's sake. AMEN