Daily Prayers for May 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 sing to the Lord : let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.

Song “Woke Up This Mornin’ ”

Exalt yourself above the heavens, God : and your glory over all the earth.

Psalm 57:6 10

Exalt yourself above the heavens, O God : and your glory over all the earth.

My heart is firmly fixed, O God, my heart is fixed : I will sing and make melody.

Wake up, my spirit; awake, lute and harp : I myself will waken the dawn.

I will confess you among the -peoples, O Lord : I will sing praise to you among the nations.

For your loving-kindness is greater than the heavens : and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Exalt yourself above the heavens, God : and your glory over all the earth.

Numbers 14:26 – 45 Luke 6:12 – 26

Exalt yourself above the heavens, God : and your glory over all the earth.

Francis de Sales, a sixteenth-century bishop in France, wrote, “Love the poor and love poverty, for it is by such love that we become truly poor. As the Scripture says, we become like the things we love. If you love the poor you will share their poverty and be poor like them. If you love the poor be often with them. Be glad to see them in your own home and to visit with them in theirs. Be glad to talk to them and be pleased to have them near you in church, on the street, and elsewhere. Be poor in conversing with them and speak to them as their companions do, but be rich in assisting them by sharing some of your more abundant goods with them.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, turn our praises into hands that clothe the naked, arms that comfort the afflicted, tables that host the stranger, and shoulders that support the weary so that your name may be praised by those who live and die with their backs against the wall. 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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