Daily Prayers for May 30

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”

Lord, we must decrease : so that you might increase.

Psalm 144:3 8

O Lord, what are we that you should care for us? : mere mortals that you should think of us?

We are like a puff of wind : our days are like a passing shadow.

Bow your heavens, O Lord, and come down : touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Hurl the lightning and scatter them : shoot out your arrows and rout them.

Stretch out your hand from on high : rescue me and deliver me from the great waters, from the hand of foreign -peoples,

whose mouths speak deceitfully : and whose right hand is raised in falsehood.

Lord, we must decrease : so that you might increase.

Deuteronomy 3:18 – 28 Luke 11:1 – 13

Lord, we must decrease : so that you might increase.

Augustine of Hippo, a fifth-century bishop and theologian, wrote, “The way to Christ is first through humility, second through humility, third through humility. If humility does not precede and accompany and follow every good work we do, if it is not before us to focus on, if it is not beside us to lean upon, if it is not behind us to fence us in, pride will wrench from our hand any good deed we do at the very moment we do it.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we expect good things from you because you are good and you promise to give to those who ask. Teach us to know not only how to ask but also for what we should ask. May all our asking, seeking, and knocking be to further your kingdom in some way, no matter how small or mundane. 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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