Daily Prayers for January 23

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 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

May our feet skip with the mountains : as we sing and dance your praise.

Psalm 114

Hallelujah! When Israel came out of Egypt : the house of Jacob from a -people of strange speech,

Judah became God’s sanctuary : and Israel his dominion.

The sea beheld it and fled : Jordan turned and went back.

The mountains skipped like rams : and the little hills like young sheep.

What ailed you, O sea, that you fled? : O Jordan, that you turned back?

You mountains, that you skipped like rams? : you little hills like young sheep?

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord : at the presence of the God of Jacob,

who turned the hard rock into a pool of water : and flint stone into a flowing spring.

May our feet skip with the mountains : as we sing and dance your praise.

Genesis 16:1 – 14 Ephesians 2:11 – 22

May our feet skip with the mountains : as we sing and dance your praise.

William Law, an eighteenth-century English cleric, wrote, “All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world, in the serenity of the air, the fineness of seasons, the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colors, the fragrancy of smells, the splendor of precious stones, is nothing else but Heaven breaking through the veil of this world.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, it is fitting to rejoice in your beauty and to gaze upon your handiwork. While others may call this a waste of time, we recognize that unless we sit in adoration of you, we will forget whom we serve and for what purpose. Remind us why worship is always our first response to you. 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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