Daily Prayers for October 14

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 “Come, Thou Fount”

Blessed be the God of Israel : who alone is just and righteous.

Psalm 72:1 7

Give the King your justice, O God : and your righteous-ness to the King’s Son;

that he may rule your -people righteously : and the poor with justice;

that the mountains may bring prosperity to the -people : and the little hills bring righteous-ness.

He shall defend the needy among the -people : he shall rescue the poor and crush the oppressor.

He shall live as long as the sun and moon endure : from one generation to another.

He shall come down like rain upon the mown field : like showers that water the earth.

In his time shall the righteous flourish : there shall be abundance of peace till the moon shall be no more.

Blessed be the God of Israel : who alone is just and righteous.

Ezra 3:1 – 13 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 4:1 – 12

Blessed be the God of Israel : who alone is just and righteous.

American abolitionist Frederick Douglass said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any -people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God of peace, keep us from confusing peace with submission in the face of injustice. Keep us from confusing patience with tolerance in the face of oppression. Grant us true discernment for the sake of your kingdom. 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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