Daily Prayers for July 1

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 “O Lord, Hear My Prayer”

We have come this far by faith : leaning on the Lord.

Psalm 4:1 3

Answer me when I call, O God, defender of my cause : you set me free when I am hard-pressed; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

“You mortals, how long will you dishonor my glory? : How long will you worship dumb idols and run after false gods?”

Know that the Lord does wonders for the faithful : when I call upon the Lord, he will hear me.

We have come this far by faith : leaning on the Lord.

Judges 2:1 – 5, 11 – 23 Acts 13:44 – 52

We have come this far by faith : leaning on the Lord.

Irish missionary Columbanus wrote, “Seek then the highest wisdom, not by arguments in words but by the perfection of your life; not by speech but by the faith that comes from simplicity of heart.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Thank you, Lord, for your mercy and forgiveness. Help us to hear your word and to follow you today. Numb our ears to the persistent call of idols like vanity, consumerism, power, and pride. Enable us to lead lives tempered by the awareness of others’ needs and propelled by your love. 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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