Daily Prayers for July 6

Jan Hus (1372 – 1415)

Jan Hus was born in Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic). He helped launch a vigorous reform of the church in a particularly difficult time in our history known as the Great Schism. Amid highly politicized divisions of God’s -people, Hus pursued a mystical and evangelical approach, insisting that Christ alone is head of the church. To partisans on both sides, his views seemed idealistic at best, and at worst a dreamy anarchism or heresy. Hus maintained a creative loyalty to the church while challenging its pathologies. He was burned at the stake during the Council of Constance in 1415, and his death helped give birth to the Moravian Church. As he died, he said this: “It is better to die well than to live wickedly. . . . Truth conquers all things.”

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 “I Want -Jesus to Walk with Me”

Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us : as we put our trust in you.

Psalm 33:12 15

Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord! : happy the -people he has chosen to be his own!

The Lord looks down from heaven : and beholds all the -people in the world.

From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze : on all who dwell on the earth.

He fashions all the hearts of them : and understands all their works.

Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us : as we put our trust in you.

Judges 6:1 – 24 Acts 15:36 – 16:5

Let your loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us : as we put our trust in you.

Mother Teresa once said, “Our vocation is to belong to -Jesus so completely that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. What you and I must do is nothing less than putting our love for Christ into practice. The important thing is not how much we accomplish, but how much love we put into our deeds every day. That is the measure of our love for God.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we are bound to you by grace, grafted into your kingdom by love. Since the beginning of time you have found ways to be present with us, your children. Teach us to embody your loving presence in all that we do this day. 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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