Monday, September 09, 2002
After posting last night, I went to bed and read the evening office, as I like to do. It's funny how often something from the hours directly hits on something you've been dealing with on that particular day. Here's the intercession from last night's evening office:
The world was created by the Word of God, re-created by his redemption, and it is continually renewed by his love. Rejoicing in Him we call out: Renew the wonders of your love, Lord We give thanks to God whose power is revealed in nature, ---and whose providence is revealed in history. Through your Son, the herald of reconciliation, the victor of the cross, ---free us from empty fear and hopelessness. May all those who love and pursue justice, ---work together without deceit to build a world of true peace. Be with the oppressed, free the captives, console the sorrowing, feed the hungry, strengthen the weak, ---in all people reveal the victory of your cross. After your Son's death and burial you raised him up again in glory, ---grant that the faithful departed may live with him.