Daily Prayers for February 6

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 “Steal Away to -Jesus”

Teach us, Lord, to twist our tanks : into tractors and tilling blades.

Psalm 33:13 17

The Lord looks down from heaven : and beholds all the -people in the world.

From where he sits enthroned he turns his gaze : on all who dwell on the earth.

He fashions all the hearts of them : and understands all their works.

There is no king that can be saved by a mighty army : a strong man is not delivered by his great strength.

The horse is a vain hope for deliverance : for all its strength it cannot save.

Teach us, Lord, to twist our tanks : into tractors and tilling blades.

Genesis 25:19 – 34 John 14:8 – 17

Teach us, Lord, to twist our tanks : into tractors and tilling blades.

Second-century Bible scholar Origen of Alexandria wrote, “We do not arm ourselves against any nation; we do not learn the art of war; because, through -Jesus Christ, we have become the children of peace.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, this work of peacemaking is difficult business. But we cannot expect peace by any other way than nonviolence. Keep us even from violent thoughts and from threatening your peace with impatience. 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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