Daily Prayers for April 29

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 “Be Thou My Vision”

There is a crack, a crack in everything : that’s how the light gets in.

Psalm 139:1, 6 9

Lord, you have searched me out and known me : you know my sitting down and my rising up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

Where can I go then from your Spirit? : where can I flee from your presence?

If I climb up to heaven, you are there : if I make the grave my bed, you are there also.

If I take the wings of the morning : and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

even there your hand will lead me : and your right hand hold me fast.

There is a crack, a crack in everything : that’s how the light gets in.

Leviticus 25:1 – 17 1 Peter 3:13 – 4:6

There is a crack, a crack in everything : that’s how the light gets in.

Francis de Sales, a sixteenth-century bishop, said, “We often say that we are nothing, that we are misery itself and the refuse of the world, but we would be very sorry if anyone took us at our word or told others that we are really such as we say.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we thank you for our brokenness because it makes us depend on you. Yet you are continually remaking us into a new creation. Keep us from false humilities and help us to reflect back to one another what it means to be created in your image. 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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