Daily Prayers for August 10

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 the bend the knee : let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Song “I Want -Jesus to Walk with Me”

Help us, God, by your power : to trust you now and every hour.

Psalm 54

Save me, O God, by your name : in your might, defend my cause.

Hear my prayer, O God : give ear to the words of my mouth.

For the arrogant have risen up against me, and the ruthless have sought my life : those who have no regard for God.

Behold, God is my helper : it is the Lord who sustains my life.

Render evil to those who spy on me : in your faithfulness, destroy them.

I will offer you a freewill sacrifice : and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

For you have rescued me from every trouble : and my eye has seen the ruin of my foes.

Help us, God, by your power : to trust you now and every hour.

1 Sam-uel 16:14 – 17:11 Matthew 26:57 – 68

Help us, God, by your power : to trust you now and every hour.

Listen to these words of Starets Zosima in Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov: “At some thoughts one stands perplexed, above all at the sight of human sin, and wonders whether to combat it by force or by humble love. Always decide ‘I will combat it by humble love.’ If you resolve on that once and for all, you can conquer the whole world. Loving humility is a terrible force: it is the strongest of all things, and there is nothing else like it.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God of love and Prince of Peace, give us courage in the face of trouble. Walk with us and give us a power that is not like that of chariots or armies. Arm us with grace. Make our tongues sharp with truth. Walk with us amid the principalities and powers of this dark world. 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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