Daily Prayers for February 27

In the year 280, Roman Emperor Constantine was baptized into the church, beginning Christianity’s transition from a minority movement to an empire’s religion. It was not long before the persecuted became the persecutors, and the cross of Christ was exchanged for the sword of Rome.

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 “I Will Trust in the Lord”

You take dry bones and clothe them with bodies : create a church from those who are dead.

Psalm 127:1 4

Unless the Lord builds the house : their labor is in vain who build it.

Unless the Lord watches over the city : in vain the watchman keeps his vigil.

It is in vain that you rise so early and go to bed so late : vain, too, to eat the bread of toil, for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Children are a heritage from the Lord : and the fruit of the womb is a gift.

You take dry bones and clothe them with bodies : create a church from those who are dead.

Genesis 42:1 – 17 Hebrews 12:12 – 29

You take dry bones and clothe them with bodies : create a church from those who are dead.

Clement, an early bishop of Rome, wrote, “When the heathen hear the words of God from our lips, they marvel at them as something beautiful and great. However, when they find out that our deeds are unworthy of the words we speak, they turn from this to blasphemy. They say it is a myth and a delusion.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

-Jesus, keep us from the tragedy of blaspheming your name because we have succumbed to a watered-down faith. Make our spirits restless whenever we think that the way things are is the way things have to be. 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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