Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Post-power failure prayer (maybe pray it more pre-problems!)

Our neighborhood had a power failure this cold morning. Although it was kinda nice to start the a.m. with candlelight and the fireplace, I was certainly relieved when the unseen workers got the power back on (and I could brew my coffee).

There's a little prayer in the service of Compline, the last office of the night, that came to mind,

O God, your unfailing providence sustains the world we live
in and the life we live: Watch over those, both night and day,
who work while others sleep, and grant that we may never
forget that our common life depends upon each other's toil;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Not sure if our problem was remedied by private utility, public services or both, but I give thanks for all.

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