Daily Prayers for April 11

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 “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”

In God the Lord whose word I praise : in God I trust and will not be afraid.

Psalm 56:1 2, 11 12

Have mercy on me, O God, for my enemies are hounding me : all day long they assault and oppress me.

They hound me all the day long : truly there are many who fight against me, O Most High.

I am bound by the vow I made to you, O God : I will present to you thank-offerings;

For you have rescued my soul from death and my feet from stumbling : that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

In God the Lord whose word I praise : in God I trust and will not be afraid.

Exodus 19:16 – 25 2 John 1 – 13

In God the Lord whose word I praise : in God I trust and will not be afraid.

A reading from a fourteenth-century anonymous work, The Cloud of Unknowing: “For I tell you this: one loving, blind desire for God alone is more valuable in itself, more pleasing to God and to the saints, more beneficial to your own growth, and more helpful to your friends, both living and dead, than anything else you could do.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Transform our desires to mirror yours, Lord. Bind us to you and to one another in vows of peace, in obedience to your word, and in the love of the Holy Spirit, which binds you to the Father, one God both now and forever. 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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