It is the last Sunday of 2014 and a new year is waiting to arrive in just a few days. For some, life has never been better. Yet for others, the days ahead may not seem as bright. May this be our prayer no matter what the days ahead may hold ….
Look down, O Lord, from your heavenly throne, and illumine this night with your celestial brightness; that by night as by day your people may glorify your holy Name; through Jesus our Lord. Amen.
(from The Book of Common Prayer, as quoted in Learning To Walk In The Darkness by Barbara Brown Taylor, page 101)
“Lord, we show our trust in you by obeying your laws; our heart’s desire is to glorify your name.” (Isaiah 26:8, NLT)