Daily Prayers for June 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 bow down and bend the knee : let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Song “Waters of Babylon”

Yea, though you slay me : yet will I praise you.

Psalm 58:3 8

The wicked are perverse from the womb : liars go astray from their birth.

They are as venomous as a serpent : they are like the deaf adder which stops its ears,

which does not heed the voice of the charmer : no matter how skillful his charming.

O God, break their teeth in their mouths : pull the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.

Let them vanish like water that runs off : let them wither like trodden grass.

Let them be like the snail that melts away : like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Yea, though you slay me : yet will I praise you.

Deuteronomy 16:18 – 20; 17:14 – 20 Acts 7:17 – 29

Yea, though you slay me : yet will I praise you.

A victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank wrote, “I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness. I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too. I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right. In the meantime, I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God, you alone are the judge of humankind, yet you call us to work toward justice. Help us make the judgments necessary for faithful living without becoming judgmental, that we may celebrate the mystery by which your justice is your mercy, through -Jesus Christ our Lord. 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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