Daily Prayers for April 13

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 “When the Saints Go Marching In”

Some say this world of trouble is the only one we need : but I’m waiting for that morning when the new world is revealed.

Psalm 68:4 6, 24 26, 36

Sing to God, sing praises to his name; exalt him who rides upon the heavens : yahweh is his name, rejoice before him!

Father of orphans, defender of widows : God in his holy habitation!

God gives the solitary a home and brings forth prisoners into freedom : but the rebels shall live in dry places.

They see your procession, O God : your procession into the sanctuary, my God and my King.

The singers go before, musicians follow after : in the midst of maidens playing upon the hand-drums.

Bless God in the congregation : bless the Lord, you that are of the fountain of Israel.

How wonderful is God in his holy places! : the God of Israel giving strength and power to his -people! Blessed be God!

Some say this world of trouble is the only one we need : but I’m waiting for that morning when the new world is revealed.

Exodus 24:1 – 18 1 Thes-salo-nians 1:1 – 10

Some say this world of trouble is the only one we need : but I’m waiting for that morning when the new world is revealed.

Julian of Norwich, a fourteenth-century anchorite, wrote about a vision she had in the midst of suffering: “What, do you wish to know your Lord’s meaning in this thing? Know it well, love was his meaning. Who reveals it to you? Love. What did he reveal to you? Love. Why does he reveal it to you? For love. Remain in this, and you will know more of the same.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God of heaven and earth, help us to live in this world faithfully guided by your love, which manifests itself in our love toward one another. Prepare us for that great gettin’ up morning when your new world is fully revealed. 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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