Daily Prayers for December 27

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 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Overwhelm us, Lord : with the weight of your glory.

Psalm 128

Happy are they all who fear the Lord : and who follow in his ways!

You shall eat the fruit of your labor : happiness and prosperity shall be yours.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house : your children like olive shoots round about your table.

The man who fears the Lord : shall thus indeed be blessed.

The Lord bless you from Zion : and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

May you live to see your children’s children : may peace be upon Israel.

Overwhelm us, Lord : with the weight of your glory.

Isaiah 65:15b – 25 Luke 4:14 – 21

Overwhelm us, Lord : with the weight of your glory.

Twentieth-century Quaker Thomas Kelly wrote, “Over the margins of life comes a whisper, a faint call, a premonition of richer living which we know we are passing by. We have hints that there is a way of life vastly richer and deeper than all this hurried existence, a life of unhurried serenity and peace and power. If only we could slip over into that Center! If only we could find the Silence which is the source of sound!”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, with your coming, our lives have a greater demand placed upon them. Help us learn the art of active, consistent ser-vice while maintaining enough silent spaces to hear your call. 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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