Daily Prayers for November 18

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 “Be Thou My Vision”

Give us rest, O God : that we might delight in the work you are doing.

Psalm 94:12 15

Happy are they whom you instruct, O Lord! : whom you teach out of your law;

to give them rest in evil days : until a pit is dug for the wicked.

For the Lord will not abandon his -people : nor will he forsake his own.

For judgment will again be just : and all the true of heart will follow it.

Give us rest, O God : that we might delight in the work you are doing.

Zechariah 11:4 – 17 Revelation 18:15 – 24

Give us rest, O God : that we might delight in the work you are doing.

Pope Clement said in the first century, “If we review the various ages of history, we will see that in every generation the Lord has offered the opportunity of repentance to any who were willing to turn to him. When Noah preached God’s message of repentance, all who listened to him were saved. Jonah told the Ninevites they were going to be destroyed, but when they repented, their prayers gained God’s forgiveness for their sins, and they were saved, even though they were not of God’s -people. We should be suppliant before him and turn to his compassion, rejecting empty works and quarreling and jealousy, which only lead to death.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, you always provide a way for us to turn back to you. Remind us that there is always hope for the weary, the wounded, the lost, and the contrite of heart. Help us receive this good news and share it with others. 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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