Daily Prayers for January 27

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 “Sing and Rejoice”

Restore our fortunes, Lord : like a wash in the rainy season.

Psalm 126:1 4

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion : then were we like those who dream.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter : and our tongue with shouts of joy.

Then they said among the nations : “The Lord has done great things for them.”

The Lord has done great things for us : and we are glad indeed.

Restore our fortunes, Lord : like a wash in the rainy season.

Genesis 18:16 – 33 Ephesians 4:17 – 32

Restore our fortunes, Lord : like a wash in the rainy season.

Twelfth-century mystic Hildegard of Bingen wrote, “Rivers of living water are to be poured out over the whole world, to ensure that -people, like fishes caught in a net, can be restored to wholeness.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, to laugh in the midst of trial and to rejoice in the darkest valley is another way of saying, “Our hope is in you.” Fill us with laughter and joy while we work for peace and strive for justice. 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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