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Feed: Stand Firm Posted on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 4:00 AM Author: Scott Diekmann Subject: Thanksgiving for Light I
We praise and thank you, O God, for you are without beginning and without end.
Through Christ you are the creator and preserver of the whole world; but above all, you are his God and Father, the giver of the Spirit, and the ruler of all that is, seen and unseen.
You made the day for the works of light and the night for the refreshment of our weakness.
O loving Lord and source of all that is good, mercifully accept our evening sacrifice of praise.
As you have conducted us through the day and brought us to night's beginning, keep us now in Christ; grant us a peaceful evening and a night free from sin; and at the end bring us to everlasting life through Christ, our Lord.
Through him we offer glory, honor, and worship to you in the Holy Spirit now and always and forever and ever.