Daily Prayers for November 14

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 “Guide My Feet”

Dispel our illusions, -Jesus : that we might see the wisdom of your way.

Psalm 73:12 18

So then, these are the wicked : always at ease, they increase their wealth.

In vain have I kept my heart clean : and washed my hands in innocence.

I have been afflicted all day long : and punished every morning.

Had I gone on speaking this way : I should have betrayed the generation of your children.

When I tried to understand these things : it was too hard for me;

until I entered the sanctuary of God : and discerned the end of the wicked.

Surely, you set them in slippery places : you cast them down in ruin.

Dispel our illusions, -Jesus : that we might see the wisdom of your way.

Malachi 3:1 – 12 Revelation 16:1 – 11

Dispel our illusions, -Jesus : that we might see the wisdom of your way.

Fifth-century monk Nilus of Ancyra wrote, “We should remain within the limits imposed by our basic needs and strive with all our power not to exceed them. For once we are carried a little beyond these limits in our desire for the pleasures of life, there is then no criterion by which to check our onward movement, since no bounds can be set to that which exceeds the necessary.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, your refiner’s fire peels away the dross of our self-making. Grant us the discipline and desire to be purified by you. 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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