Daily Prayers for August 26

In 1920, the United States Congress ratified its nineteenth amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

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 “Be Thou My Vision”

Help us, Lord, to see as you see : and to change what is into what ought to be.

Psalm 119:137 38, 142 44

You are righteous, O Lord : and upright are your judgments.

You have issued your decrees : with justice and in perfect faithfulness.

Your justice is an everlasting justice : and your law is the truth.

Trouble and distress have come upon me : yet your commandments are my delight.

The righteous-ness of your decrees is everlasting : grant me understanding, that I may live.

Help us, Lord, to see as you see : and to change what is into what ought to be.

2 Sam-uel 11:1 – 27 Romans 10:1 – 13

Help us, Lord, to see as you see : and to change what is into what ought to be.

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians: “You are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither slave nor free, neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ -Jesus.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Creator God, with joy and thanksgiving we celebrate that you made humans in your image, both male and female. We thank you especially today for those women in our lives through whom we have caught glimpses of your love. 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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