Daily Prayers for September 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’ ”

You give your -people justice : and show compassion to your servants.

Psalm 135:3 7

Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good : sing praises to his name, for it is lovely.

For the Lord has chosen Jacob for himself : and Israel for his own possession.

For I know that the Lord is great : and that our Lord is above all gods.

The Lord does whatever pleases him, in heaven and on earth : in the seas and all the deeps.

He brings up rain clouds from the ends of the earth : he sends out lightning with the rain, and brings the winds out of his storehouse.

You give your -people justice : and show compassion to your servants.

Jonah 1:1 – 17a Matthew 12:22 – 32

You give your -people justice : and show compassion to your servants.

In his Rule for monastic communities, Benedict of Nursia wrote, “Indeed, obedience must be given with genuine good will, because God loves a cheerful giver. If obedience is given with a bad will and with murmuring not only in words but even in bitterness of heart, then even though the command may be externally fulfilled it will not be accepted by God, for he can see the resistance in the heart of a murmurer. One who behaves in such a way not only fails to receive the reward of grace but actually incurs the punishment deserved by murmurers. Only repentance and reparation can save such a one from this punishment.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, teach us to listen not only with our ears but with spirits that are eager to hear your will and do it. 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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