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

Song “Servant Song”

Lord, give us grace to serve you : as we wash one another’s dishes.

Psalm 116:14 17

O Lord, I am your servant : I am your servant and the child of your handmaid; you have freed me from my bonds.

I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving : and call upon the name of the Lord.

I will fulfill my vows to the Lord : in the presence of all his -people,

in the courts of the Lord’s house : in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

Lord, give us grace to serve you : as we wash one another’s dishes.

2 Sam-uel 7:18 – 29 Romans 9:1 – 18

Lord, give us grace to serve you : as we wash one another’s dishes.

Dorotheus of Gaza, monk and abbot of the sixth century, penned these words: “Each one according to his means should take care to be at one with everyone else, for the more one is united to his neighbor, the more he is united with God.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

King of Kings, King David was not ashamed to call himself your servant. Open our eyes to discover the joy of serving others. Let us do small things with great love 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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