Daily Prayers for April 6

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 “Ubi Caritas”

When we love and learn to share : when we love, Christ is there.

Psalm 30:1 3, 12 13

I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lifted me up : and have not let my enemies triumph over me.

O Lord my God, I cried out to you : and you restored me to health.

You brought me up, O Lord, from the dead : you restored my life as I was going down to the grave.

You have turned my wailing into dancing : you have put off my sack-cloth and clothed me with joy.

Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing : O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.

When we love and learn to share : when we love, Christ is there.

Exodus 16:22 – 36 1 John 3:11 – 18

When we love and learn to share : when we love, Christ is there.

Elizabeth of the Trinity, a nineteenth-century Carmelite nun, said, “Let us ask God to make us true in our love, to make us sacrificial beings, for it seems to me that sacrifice is only love put into action.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God of love, forgive us when we make a mockery of love by only speaking of love. Burden us with your embodied love so that our first response may be to love with our hands and feet. May our love take on the flesh you so humbly bore. 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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