Daily Prayers for April 28

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 “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

I greet the Christ in you, my sister : I greet the Christ in you, my brother.

Psalm 133

Oh, how good and pleasant it is : when brethren live together in unity!

It is like fine oil upon the head : that runs down upon the beard,

upon the beard of Aaron : and runs down upon the collar of his robe.

It is like the dew of Hermon : that falls upon the hills of Zion.

For there the Lord has ordained the blessing : life for evermore.

I greet the Christ in you, my sister : I greet the Christ in you, my brother.

Leviticus 23:23 – 44 1 Peter 2:11 – 25

I greet the Christ in you, my sister : I greet the Christ in you, my brother.

Albert Luthuli, who struggled nonviolently against apartheid in South Africa, said, “It is inevitable that in working for freedom some individuals and some families must take the lead and suffer: the road to freedom is via the cross.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we pray we never find ourselves without hope, without a glimpse of the empty tomb each time we happen upon a cross. Help us begin our daily journey expecting both crosses and empty tombs and rejoicing when we encounter either because we know you are with us. 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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