Daily Prayers for January 5

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”

Good Shepherd, we are yours : you know our every care.

Psalm 28:7 11

Blessed is the Lord! : for he has heard the voice of my prayer.

The Lord is my strength and my shield : my heart trusts in him, and I have been helped;

therefore my heart dances for joy : and in my song will I praise him.

The Lord is the strength of his -people : a safe refuge for his anointed.

Save your -people and bless your inheritance : shepherd them and carry them for ever.

Good Shepherd, we are yours : you know our every care.

Isaiah 66:18 – 23 John 14:6 – 14

Good Shepherd, we are yours : you know our every care.

In the sayings of the desert fathers, this story is recorded: “One day Abba Arsenius consulted an old Egyptian monk about his own thoughts. Someone noticed this and said to him, ‘Abba Arsenius, how is it that you with such good Latin and Greek education ask this peasant about your thoughts?’ He replied, ‘I have indeed been taught Latin and Greek, but I do not know even the alphabet of this peasant.’ ”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord God, keep us from mumbling on and on in our prayers when all we ought to say is, “Thank you, 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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