Daily Prayers for August 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 bow down and bend the knee : let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Song “When the Saints Go Marching In”

May we become the church we pray for : and glimpse the New Jerusalem now.

Psalm 122:6 9

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : “May they prosper who love you.

Peace be within your walls : and quietness within your towers.

For my brethren and companions’ sake : I pray for your prosperity.

Because of the house of the Lord our God : I will seek to do you good.”

May we become the church we pray for : and glimpse the New Jerusalem now.

2 Sam-uel 12:1 – 14 Romans 10:14 – 21

May we become the church we pray for : and glimpse the New Jerusalem now.

In his book City of God, Augustine of Hippo wrote, “The heavenly city, while it sojourns on earth, calls citizens out of all nations and gathers together a society of pilgrims of all languages. In its pilgrim state the heavenly city possesses peace by faith; and by this faith it lives.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Steadfast God, perhaps one of the greatest mysteries is why you continue to entrust the work of your kingdom into our clumsy hands. But we are forever grateful that you do not want to change the world without us. May we become the church you dream of. 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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