Daily Prayers for August 4

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 “What Is This Place?”

Bring us home to you, O God : here in this place, and wherever we may go.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd : I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures : and leads me beside still waters.

He revives my soul : and guides me along right pathways for his name’s sake.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil : for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You spread a table before me in the presence of those who trouble me : you have anointed my head with oil, and my cup is running over.

Surely your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life : and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Bring us home to you, O God : here in this place, and wherever we may go.

1 Sam-uel 13:19 – 14:15 Matthew 26:1 – 16

Bring us home to you, O God : here in this place, and wherever we may go.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, “God has identified himself with the hungry, the sick, the naked, the homeless; hunger, not only for bread, but for love, for care, to be somebody to someone; nakedness, not of clothing only, but nakedness of that compassion that very few -people give to the unknown; homelessness, not only for a shelter made of stone, but that homelessness that comes from having no one to call your own.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God, we know that you never fail us. Even in our suffering and loneliness, help us to hear the whisper of your love. Be our refuge and shelter, and remind us over and over that we are your beloved children. 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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