Daily Archives: July 22, 2013

3 posts

Do not love the world

From the Introduction of Daniel Boorstin’s book, The Image. The book was published in 1962. These words are stunningly prophetic. But they are consistent with the warnings of Scripture. “In this book I describe the world of our making, how we have used our wealth, our literacy, our technology, and our progress, to create the thicket of unreality which stands   between us and the facts of life. I recount historical forces which have given us this unprecedented opportunity to deceive ourselves and to befog our experience. Of course, America has provided the landscape and has given us the resources and the  opportunity for this feat of national self-hypnosis. But each of us individually provides the market and demand for […]

A prayer for going to sleep

Here is a prayer that asks for holiness even when we sleep. O Lord God, who has given man the night for rest, as you have created a day in which he may employ himself in labor, grant, I pray, that my body may so rest during this night that my mind cease not to be awake to you, nor my heart faint or be overcome with apathy, preventing it from adhering steadfastly to the love of you. While laying aside my cares to relax and relieve my mind, may I not, in the meanwhile, forget you, nor may the remembrance of your goodness and grace, which ought always to be deeply engraved on my mind, escape my memory. In like manner, […]