Daily Prayers for September 18

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 “Fairest Lord -Jesus”

We lift our hands in praise : to say these hands are yours.

Psalm 90:14 17

Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning : so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us : and the years in which we suffered adversity.

Show your servants your works : and your splendor to their children.

May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us : prosper the work of our hands; prosper our handiwork.

We lift our hands in praise : to say these hands are yours.

Hosea 11:1 – 19 Matthew 9:1 – 8

We lift our hands in praise : to say these hands are yours.

Teresa of Avila, a sixteenth-century Spanish mystic, wrote, “Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion is to look out to the world; yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; yours are the hands with which God is to bless -people now.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, give us the audacity to live as though we believe our hands and feet are instruments of prayer. 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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