We live in weary times. We seek to be awake, keep watch, hold vigil. This week the jury selection has been delayed for the trial of the former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.
In Night Prayer, we pray at the end of the day, seeking rest amidst the watch keeping. We confess our sin, we sing our praise, we pray in community scattered by the pandemic and yet gathered by the Spirit.
We are led this week by Paul and Luther alum Elizabeth Damico-Carper. Ben Cox leads the spoken liturgy by Ben Cox. This episode of Night Prayer has the feel of a lullaby, coaxing us to rest in God. This rest is not an abandonment of all that we hold in vigil. It is the acknowledgement of our limitation, our need to rest, our reliance on a God who does not slumber nor sleep. We rest so that we may awake to serve God in the care of our neighbors.
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