Daily Prayers for January 26

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 “Guide My Feet”

Give us a song to guide our feet : as we’re marching to freedom land.

Psalm 119:108 12

Accept, O Lord, the willing tribute of my lips : and teach me your judgments.

My life is always in my hand : yet I do not forget your law.

The wicked have set a trap for me : but I have not strayed from your commandments.

Your decrees are my inheritance for ever : truly, they are the joy of my heart.

I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes : for ever and to the end.

Give us a song to guide our feet : as we’re marching to freedom land.

Genesis 18:1 – 16 Ephesians 4:1 – 16

Give us a song to guide our feet : as we’re marching to freedom land.

A poem from American farmer Wendell Berry:

As soon as the generals and the politicos

can predict the motion of your mind,

lose it. Leave it as a sign

to mark the false trail, the way

you didn’t go. Be like the fox

who makes more tracks than necessary,

some in the wrong direction.

Practice resurrection.

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, the power of song can stir our hearts to courage and break down walls of resistance. Help us compose lyrics of our lives that move enemies to compassion and make justice to rise up and dance in every corner of the world. 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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