January 14, 2021

Published January 14, 2021 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

Ask God to help us practice justice, generosity and care for creation, sharing our resources with others who have few or who have lost resources or productive land as a result of natural and human-caused disasters.

Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, January 14, 2021





O Day of Peace                                           ELW# 711

1    O day of peace that dimly shines

      through all our hopes and prayers and dreams,

      guide us to justice, truth, and love,

      delivered from our selfish schemes.

      May swords of hate fall from our hands,

      our hearts from envy find release,

      till by God’s grace our warring world

      shall see Christ’s promised reign of peace.

2    Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb,

      nor shall the fierce devour the small;

      as beasts and cattle calmly graze,

      a little child shall lead them all.

      Then enemies shall learn to love,

      all creatures find their true accord;

      the hope of peace shall be fulfilled,

      for all the earth shall know the Lord.

Text: Carl P. Daw Jr., b. 1944 Text © 1982 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.Lic #A736006.