Daily Reading for November 5
O holy God,
as evening falls remain with us.
Remember our good deeds and forgive our failings.
Help us to reflect upon and live according to your covenant of love.
Be with our lonely and elderly sisters and brothers
in the evening of their lives.
May all who long to see you face to face
know the comfort of your presence.
This we ask in union with all who have gone before us,
blessing and proclaiming you by the fidelity of their lives. Amen.
From The New Companion to the Breviary, quoted in The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime by Phyllis Tickle (New York: Doubleday, 2000).