Daily Prayers for September 23

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 “We Are Marching in the Light of God”

Establish our hearts in your mercy, Lord : and establish your mercy in our hearts.

Psalm 112:4 8

Light shines in the darkness for the upright : the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.

It is good for them to be generous in lending : and to manage their affairs with justice.

For they will never be shaken : the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.

They will not be afraid of any evil rumors : their heart is right; they put their trust in the Lord.

Their heart is established and will not shrink : until they see their desire upon their enemies.

Establish our hearts in your mercy, Lord : and establish your mercy in our hearts.

Micah 3:1 – 8 Matthew 10:16 – 42

Establish our hearts in your mercy, Lord : and establish your mercy in our hearts.

Gregory Palamas, a fourteenth-century monk of Mount Athos, said, “This is the nature of prayer: that it raises one from earth to heaven, higher than every heavenly name and dignity, and brings one before the very God of all.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lift our hearts to you, Lord -Jesus, that we might by your Spirit’s power be instruments of your mercy, to the glory of God the Father. 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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