Daily Prayers for April 12

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 “I Will Trust in the Lord”

I will trust in the Lord and shout with my life : that power belongs to God.

Psalm 62:1 3, 13 14

For God alone my soul in silence waits : from him comes my salvation.

He alone is my rock and my salvation : my stronghold, so that I shall not be greatly shaken.

How long will you assail me to crush me, all of you together : as if you were a leaning fence, a toppling wall?

God has spoken once, twice have I heard it : that power belongs to God.

Steadfast love is yours, O Lord : for you repay everyone according to his deeds.

I will trust in the Lord and shout with my life : that power belongs to God.

Exodus 20:1 – 21 3 John 1 – 13

I will trust in the Lord and shout with my life : that power belongs to God.

Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, wrote, “What we do is very little. But it is like the little boy with a few loaves and fishes. Christ took that little and increased it. He will do the rest. What we do is so little that we may seem to be constantly failing. But so did he fail. He met with apparent failure on the Cross. But unless the seeds fall into the earth and die, there is no harvest.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Give us patience and humility with our feeble efforts at faithfulness. Bless the minute things we do in your name so that our small acts of faith may find witness among many and thereby glorify you.

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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