Daily Prayers for January 10

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 “Be Thou My Vision”

Against the devil’s every wile : protect me, Lord, in times of trial.

Psalm 55:1 6

Hear my prayer, O God : do not hide yourself from my petition.

Listen to me and answer me : I have no peace, because of my cares.

I am shaken by the noise of the enemy : and by the pressure of the wicked;

for they have cast an evil spell upon me : and are set against me in fury.

My heart quakes within me : and the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Fear and trembling have come over me : and horror overwhelms me.

Against the devil’s every wile : protect me, Lord, in times of trial.

Genesis 4:1 – 16 Galatians 3:1 – 14

Against the devil’s every wile : protect me, Lord, in times of trial.

Desert mother Amma Theodora wrote, “Let us strive to enter by the narrow gate. Just as the trees if they have not stood before the winter’s storms cannot bear fruit, so it is with us; this present age is a storm and it is only through many trials and temptations that we can obtain an inheritance in the kingdom of heaven.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, you have conquered death. You have gone down to the depths of Sheol and risen again to life. Help us to remember as we suffer with you that we will also rise with you to a life that never ends. 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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