Monday, November 4, 2013

A Prayer for Monday, November 4, 2013


O God,

The days are growing shorter; that is, as we move toward the Winter Solstice the amount of daylight we have in the Northern Hemisphere will become less and less until we arrive at that shortest day of the year.

Let the shortening days remind us of the privilege and the necessity of working while it is still light.

It is good and healthy for us to remember that we are not here forever so long as that awareness inspires us not to wallow in dread but rather to live our lives fully, gratefully, and creatively.

As we live in this week, lead us not to be concerned about the time that has passed but to be grateful for the time that is available.

As we realize that life is getting shorter, remind us just how exiting the last inning of a baseball game or the last two minutes of a football game can be …


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