Daily Prayers for March 8

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 “Guide My Feet”

Lead us by your light, O Lord : that we might shine like the sun.

Psalm 43:1 4

Give judgment for me, O God, and defend my cause against an ungodly -people : deliver me from the deceitful and the wicked.

For you are the God of my strength; why have you put me from you? : and why do I go so heavily while the enemy oppresses me?

Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me : and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling;

that I may go to the altar of God, to the God of my joy and gladness : and on the harp I will give thanks to you, O God my God.

Lead us by your light, O Lord : that we might shine like the sun.

Genesis 47:1 – 26 Mark 3:19b – 35

Lead us by your light, O Lord : that we might shine like the sun.

Maria Skobtsova, a twentieth-century nun remembered in Russia as Mother Maria, said, “I am your message, Lord. Throw me like a blazing torch into the night, that all may see and understand what it means to be a disciple.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord God, when the hungry are fed, the sick healed, the lonely made family, the outcast brought in, the sinner forgiven, the tyrant transformed, and the enemy reconciled, we know your work by the fruit it produces. May our lives bear fruit worthy of your name. 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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