Daily Prayers for February 3

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 “Servant Song”

O God, you stretch out the universe : and wash our feet with your hands.

Psalm 18:26 28

With the faithful you show yourself faithful, O God : with the forthright you show yourself forthright.

With the pure you show yourself pure : but with the crooked you are wily.

You will save a lowly -people : but you will humble the haughty eyes.

O God, you stretch out the universe : and wash our feet with your hands.

Genesis 24:28 – 38, 49 – 51 John 13:21 – 30

O God, you stretch out the universe : and wash our feet with your hands.

Fourth-century bishop Gregory of Nyssa wrote, “God has imprinted the image of the good things of His own nature on creation. But sin, in spreading out over the divine likeness, has caused this good to disappear, covering it with shameful garments. But if by life rightly led, you wash away the mud that has been put on your heart, the Godlike beauty will again shine out in you.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we are all capable of denying you. Please help us to invite the lost back into your fold with humility, knowing all the while that we would ourselves be lost but for your grace. 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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