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

Song “Nothin’ but the Blood”

Make us friends of the thirsty, Lord : and teach us to thirst for you.

Psalm 63:1 4

O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you : my soul thirsts for you, my flesh faints for you, as in a barren and dry land where there is no water.

Therefore I have gazed upon you in your holy place : that I might behold your power and your glory.

For your loving-kindness is better than life itself : my lips shall give you praise.

So will I bless you as long as I live : and lift up my hands in your name.

Make us friends of the thirsty, Lord : and teach us to thirst for you.

Numbers 16:1 – 19 Luke 6:27 – 38

Make us friends of the thirsty, Lord : and teach us to thirst for you.

These words were spoken to Catherine of Siena, a fourteenth-century mystic: “Beloved daughter, everything I give to you comes from the love and care I have for them. I desire to show my mercy to the whole world and my protective love to those who want it. My care is constant. I did all this so that they will know me and rejoice to see me forever.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, your patience exceeds our comfort. We pray to step beyond the boundaries of what we call kindness. Expand our notion of mercy and enable us to turn toward our enemies even when they do not turn toward 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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