Daily Prayers for February 28

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 bow down and bend the knee : let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Song “We Shall Not Be Moved”

Our lives, O Lord, are in your hand : hold us up that we might stand.

Psalm 138:7 9

Though the Lord be high, he cares for the lowly : he perceives the haughty from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe : you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies; your right hand shall save me.

The Lord will make good his purpose for me : O Lord, your love endures for ever; do not abandon the works of your hands.

Our lives, O Lord, are in your hand : hold us up that we might stand.

Genesis 42:18 – 28 Hebrews 13:1 – 16

Our lives, O Lord, are in your hand : hold us up that we might stand.

Bonaventure, a thirteenth-century Franciscan theologian, wrote, “The outcome or the fruit of reading Holy Scripture is by no means negligible: it is the fullness of eternal happiness. These are the books which tell us of eternal life, which were written, not only that we might believe, but also that we might have everlasting life. The purpose of the Scriptures, which come to us from God, is to lead us to the fullness of the truth. In order to achieve this, we must study holy Scripture carefully, and teach it and listen to it in the same way.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, convict us of the need for spiritual disciplines that call us to stillness, centeredness, and contemplation. Remind us that your word is living and present to nurture us, grow us, and sustain us through -Jesus Christ our Lord. 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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