Daily Prayers for October 27

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you

as the day rises to meet the sun.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come, let us sing to the Lord : let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.

Song “Solid Rock”

If it had not been for the Lord on our side : tell me, where would we be?

Psalm 124:1 5

If the Lord had not been on our side : let Israel now say;

if the Lord had not been on our side : when enemies rose up against us;

then would they have swallowed us up alive : in their fierce anger toward us;

then would the waters have overwhelmed us : and the torrent gone over us;

then would the raging waters : have gone right over us.

If it had not been for the Lord on our side : tell me, where would we be?

Ezra 7:1 – 26 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 12:11 – 21

If it had not been for the Lord on our side : tell me, where would we be?

The ancient Letter to Diognetus records these observations about the early church: “The Christians are distinguished from other men neither by country, nor by language, nor by the customs that they observe; for they neither inhabit cities of their own, nor employ a peculiar form of speech. They dwell in their own countries, but simply as sojourners. They marry, as do all others; they beget children; but they do not destroy their offspring. They have a common table, but not a common bed. They are in the flesh, but they do not live after the flesh. They pass their days on earth, but they are citizens of heaven. They obey the prescribed laws, and at the same time surpass the laws by their lives. They love all men, and are persecuted by all. They are unknown and condemned; they are put to death, and restored to life. They are poor, yet they make many rich; they are lacking all things, and yet abound in all; they are dishonored, and yet in their very dishonor are glorified. They are spoken of as evil, and yet are justified; they are reviled, and bless; they are insulted and repay the insult with honor; they do good, yet are punished as evildoers.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

With each new morning, Lord, we praise you and delight that our lives are in your hand. Your goodness sustains us. Your calling gives us purpose. You victory ensures that our times are in your hands. Amen.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you : wherever he may send you;

may he guide you through the wilderness : protect you through the storm;

may he bring you home rejoicing : at the wonders he has shown you;

may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.

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