Daily Prayers for April 1

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 “We Are Marching in the Light of God”

Our delight is in the law of love : may we walk in Christ’s light day and night.

Psalm 1:1 3, 6

Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked : nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful!

Their delight is in the law of the Lord : and they meditate on his law day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither : everything they do shall prosper.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous : but the way of the wicked is doomed.

Our delight is in the law of love : may we walk in Christ’s light day and night.

Exodus 14:5 – 22 1 John 1:1 – 10

Our delight is in the law of love : may we walk in Christ’s light day and night.

American humorist Garrison Keillor has said, “Some -people think it is difficult to be a Christian and to laugh, but I think it’s the other way around. God writes a lot of comedy, it’s just that he has so many bad actors.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

You who led Israel through the waters, plant us by streams of living water. Root us in your love and grow us up to bear the fruit of your Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. 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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