Week 4, Wednesday

The final canticle is much shorter than the others.  It comes from Luke 2 and from the mouth of Simeon upon meeting the infant Jesus.  It is prayed at the end of the day because “only as we go to bed can we set aside the burdens of the day…and hand the world back to God, knowing that somewhere else the dawn is bringing on another day and that the voice of prayer is never silent.”

Hold this prayer until the end of the day - after supper, after dishes, after everything else.  If you are pausing for prayer earlier in the day - go back and use one of the other canticles.  Then read this at the end of the day.

“Now, master, let your servant go in peace according to your word, because my eyes have seen your salvation. You prepared this salvation in the presence of all peoples. It’s a light for revelation to the Gentiles and a glory for your people Israel.”

Prayer Focus:  As we finish up this series on the Lord’s Prayer and anticipate Thanksgiving next Thursday, write down 5 things about our congregation for which you are grateful.  Maybe send a prayer note this weekend to someone in our community who has made a difference in your life this year.