Daily Prayers for September 19

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 “Woke Up This Mornin’ ”

Call us with the voice we know : and give us grace to listen.

Psalm 95:8 11

Harden not your hearts, as your forebears did in the wilderness : at Meribah, and on that day at Massah, when they tempted me.

They put me to the test : though they had seen my works.

Forty years long I detested that generation and said : “This -people are wayward in their hearts; they do not know my ways.”

So I swore in my wrath : “They shall not enter into my rest.”

Call us with the voice we know : and give us grace to listen.

Hosea 13:4 – 14 Matthew 9:9 – 17

Call us with the voice we know : and give us grace to listen.

Oscar Romero, martyr of the church in El Salvador, said, “A church that suffers no persecution but enjoys the privileges and support of the things of the earth — ​beware! — ​is not the true church of -Jesus Christ. A preaching that does not point out sin is not the preaching of the gospel. A preaching that makes sinners feel good, so that they are secured in their sinful state, betrays the gospel’s call.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, grant that in my earthly pilgrimage I may ever be supported by the love and prayer of your beloved community, and may know myself to be surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy. 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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