August 22, 2022

Prayer from Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book

O God, it is by your gift that evening follows day and that rest restores us after labor, while we rejoice to receive these blessings, make us mindful that they come from your gracious hand. Amen

Psalm 3

Lord, how many adversaries I have! *

how many there are who rise up against me!
How many there are who say of me, *

“There is no help for him in his God.”
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me; *

you are my glory, the one who lifts up my head.
I call aloud upon the Lord, *

and he answers me from his holy hill;
I lie down and go to sleep; *

I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I do not fear the multitudes of people *

who set themselves against me all around.
Rise up, O Lord; set me free, O my God; *

surely, you will strike all my enemies across the face,
you will break the teeth of the wicked.
Deliverance belongs to the Lord. *

Your blessing be upon your people!

Image: “Sunset” by Maria Rosaria Sannino/images and words is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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