Daily Prayers for October 24

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 “This Little Light of Mine”

I shall not die but live : and declare the works of the Lord.

Psalm 118:6 9

The Lord is at my side, therefore I will not fear : what can anyone do to me?

The Lord is at my side to help me : I will triumph over those who hate me.

It is better to rely on the Lord : than to put any trust in flesh.

It is better to rely on the Lord : than to put any trust in rulers.

I shall not die but live : and declare the works of the Lord.

Nehemiah 6:1 – 19 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 11:1 – 21a

I shall not die but live : and declare the works of the Lord.

Paul Miki, a martyr of Japan, said, “My religion teaches me to pardon my enemies and all who have offended me. I do gladly pardon the emperor and all who have sought my death. I beg them to seek baptism and be Christians themselves.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, help us not to take offense at those who question and judge our works of mercy. Rather, enable us to pray that they too might receive the merciful calling to new life with which you have blessed us. 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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