As our day moves to evening we continue to remember the life and example of Pastor Alice Bassett-Jellema and we hold before God the souls of all the departed. You are invited to join in these prayers for strength and comfort. In the Early Evening This devotion may be used before or after the evening meal. O gracious light, pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven. O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed! Now as we come to the setting of the sun, and our eyes behold the vesper light, We sing your praises, O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices, O Son of God, O Giver of Life, and to be glorified through all the worlds. A Reading It is not ourselves that we proclaim; we proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants, for Jesus’ sake. For the same God who said. “Out of darkness let light shine,” has caused his light to shine within us, to give the light of revelation—the revelation of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:5–6 Prayers may be offered for ourselves and others The Lord’s Prayer Lord Jesus, stay with us, for evening is at hand and the day is past; be our companion in the way, kindle our hearts, and awaken hope, that we may know you as you are revealed in Scripture and the breaking of bread. Grant this for the sake of your love. Amen.

from Church of the Guardian Angel