Daily Prayers for November 2

In 1996, the first World Christian Gathering of Indigenous -People took place in Rotorua, New Zealand. Founded by a Maori -couple, Monte and Linda Ohia, the World Christian Gathering is a coming together of the world’s indigenous -peoples to worship the Creator and celebrate their traditional cultures.

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 “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”

Pardon, Lord, what we ask in ignorance : but hear our cry for justice.

Psalm 9:16 20

The Lord is known by his acts of justice : the wicked are trapped in the works of their own hands.

The wicked shall be given over to the grave : and also all the -peoples that forget God.

For the needy shall not always be forgotten : and the hope of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Rise up, O Lord, let not the ungodly have the upper hand : let them be judged before you.

Put fear upon them, O Lord : let the ungodly know they are but mortal.

Pardon, Lord, what we ask in ignorance : but hear our cry for justice.

Joel 1:1 – 13 Revelation 8:1 – 13

Pardon, Lord, what we ask in ignorance : but hear our cry for justice.

Great preacher and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God, we are so used to seeing ourselves as individuals with personal destinies. Remind us that we are made in your image, the image of community. Help us to love each other and be made one as you are one. Whisper your love to us and let us whisper your love to the world today. 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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