Daily Prayers for January 25

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 “Ubi Caritas”

Your love, O Lord, reaches to heaven : your faithfulness extends to the sky.

Psalm 119:73 76

Your hands have made me and fashioned me : give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

Those who fear you will be glad when they see me : because I trust in your word.

I know, O Lord, that your judgments are right : and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

Let your loving-kindness be my comfort : as you have promised to your servant.

Your love, O Lord, reaches to heaven : your faithfulness extends to the sky.

Genesis 17:15 – 27 Ephesians 3:14 – 21

Your love, O Lord, reaches to heaven : your faithfulness extends to the sky.

Twentieth-century Russian Georges Florovsky wrote, “Christianity entered history as a new social order, or rather a new social dimension. From the very beginning Christianity was not primarily a ‘doctrine,’ but exactly a ‘community.’ There was not only a ‘Message’ to be proclaimed and delivered, and ‘Good News’ to be declared. There was precisely a New Community, distinct and peculiar, in the process of growth and formation, to which members were called and recruited. Indeed, ‘fellowship’ (koinonia) was the basic category of Christian existence.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, when one of us hungers, make it our instinct to feed. When one of us is displaced, make it our instinct to share our home. When one of us is called illegal, make it our instinct to advocate for our sister’s rights. May we find our peace in the peace of the places to which you have called us. 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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