November 27, 2012

Evening and Morning Prayer

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Evening and morning prayers reflect a central Christian truth, the paschal mystery: Our life comes from the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Similarly, we are called to die to our old selves and to sin, and to take up our cross so that we too might know new and eternal life and be born again.  Evening prayer is a small death; we surrender ourselves into God’s hands. …  The morning is a small rebirth and resurrection.  We often give thanks for a new day and its opportunities.  The dying and rising is relived in each daily cycle.  Thus, as we observe the morning and evening rhythm, we also have opportunity to live deeply and enter into the most basic and important truths of our faith.  — Arthur Paul Boers, The Rhythm of God’s Grace, 61.

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