Daily Prayers for July 28

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 “Woke Up This Mornin’ ”

Give me neither poverty nor riches, Lord : but bread for today, hope for tomorrow.

Psalm 135:1 2, 15 18

Hallelujah! Praise the name of the Lord : give praise, you servants of the Lord,

you who stand in the house of the Lord : in the courts of the house of our God.

The idols of the heathen are silver and gold : the work of human hands.

They have mouths, but they cannot speak : eyes have they, but they cannot see.

They have ears, but they cannot hear : neither is there any breath in their mouth.

Those who make them are like them : and so are all who put their trust in them.

Give me neither poverty nor riches, Lord : but bread for today, hope for tomorrow.

1 Sam-uel 9:1 – 14 Acts 27:9 – 26

Give me neither poverty nor riches, Lord : but bread for today, hope for tomorrow.

In the second century, church father Justin Martyr described the Christian community like this: “We who formerly treasured money and possessions more than anything else now hand over everything we have to a treasury for all and share it with everyone who needs it. We who formerly hated and murdered one another . . . now live together and share the same table. Now we pray for our enemies and try to win those who hate us.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, it takes humility to acknowledge that our ways are not your ways. Surround us with your subtle and hidden prophets, that we might have help to overcome self-deception and face the truth that sets us free. 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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