Cross: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
Invitatory bead: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
Resurrection bead: world without end. Amen.
1st cruciform bead: Lord, you set lights in the heavens for the day and the night.
Week beads, set 1: Use each bead to express awe for the sun and moon, the planets and stars.
—Kristen E. Vincent and Max O. Vincent, Another Bead, Another Prayer: Devotions to Use with Protestant Prayer Beads (Upper Room Books, 2014)
How often do you take time to gaze at the sun or moon and thank God for these beautiful lights? Join the conversation.
Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
—Genesis 1:3-5 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Pray the following prayer as you touch the cross, invitatory bead, and resurrection beads on a set of Protestant prayer beads.
Holy God, heaven and earth are filled with your glory.
Let my praise be united with that of
the angels as we proclaim that
you are holy, holy, holy. Amen.
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