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Sunday Blessing: The twenty-ninth day. In the Evening
January 29, 2012, 5:37 pm
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Sunday Blessing: The twenty-ninth day. In the Evening

In the Bible, throughout the creation story, God sets an example by blessing all that he creates: “God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good” (Genesis 1:31). This goodness, and the desire for goodness, is the heart of what blessing is about.
A blessing as defined by Webster’s is, “The utterance of a wish, request or direction that good should follow, pronounced over a person or an object, or the benefit which follows such utterances.” Tonight the blessing comes from “A Book of Everyday Prayers” by Barclay. It is from the twenty-ninth day, in the Evening.

O God, our Father we thank the for this day.
We thank Thee for those who have given us guidance, counsel, advice, and good example.
We Thank Thee for those in whose company the sun shone even in the rain, and who brought a smile to our faces even when things were grim.
We thank Thee for those for those in whose company the frightening things were not so alarming, and the hard things not so difficult
We thank Thee for those whose presence saved us from falling into temptation, and enabled us to the right.
We thank Thee for those whom it is a joy to be with, and in whose company the hours pass all too quickly.
We thank Thee for happy times to be to us for ever happy memories
We thank Thee for times of failure to keep us humble, and to make us remember how much we need Thee.
Most of all we thank Thee for Jesus Christ, who in the daytime is our friend and our companion and who in the night is our pillow and peace.
Hear this our evening thanksgiving for Thy love’s sake.
amen

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