Daily Prayers for March 29

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 “Nothin’ but the Blood”

Receive, Lord, the offering of our lives : that every breath might be holy to you.

Psalm 141:1 3

O Lord, I call to you; come to me quickly : hear my voice when I cry to you.

Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense : the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Set a watch before my mouth, O Lord, and guard the door of my lips : let not my heart incline to any evil thing.

Receive, Lord, the offering of our lives : that every breath might be holy to you.

Exodus 13:3 – 10 Mark 10:17 – 31

Receive, Lord, the offering of our lives : that every breath might be holy to you.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a twentieth-century Jesuit philosopher, prayed, “Since once again, Lord, I have neither bread nor wine nor altar, I will raise myself beyond these symbols, up to the pure majesty of the real itself; I, your priest, will make the whole earth my altar and on it will offer you all the labors and suffering of the world.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord God, we give you thanks that no building can house you fully and no place of worship can contain your majesty. Teach us by our deeds of peace and justice and joyful celebration to erect altars in the world, so that when some other soul comes across them, they will see that you are indeed present everywhere. 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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