The quietness of midnight after a long day with a cup of tea illuminates new insights and hidden treasures. This ends my day.
I discovered some years ago an evening prayer by Cardinal Newman. Here it is with some modification:
“Thank you for supporting us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in Your mercy, give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last.”
“I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name”
(Isaiah 45:3 NIV).
- What treasures have we discovered in the darkness?
- What riches would we like to discover?