Daily Prayers for October 19

John Woolman (1720 – 1772)

John Woolman was born October 19, 1720. After refusing as a young man to write a bill of sale for a slave, Woolman went on to play a key role in challenging Quakers to give up slavery and recognize it as unchristian. Thanks to the active faith of Woolman and others, Quakers played an important role in the abolition movement throughout the nineteenth century.

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 “Freedom Train”

You order your kingdom with justice : and establish the world in peace.

Psalm 96:7 10

Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the -peoples : ascribe to the Lord honor and power.

Ascribe to the Lord the honor due his name : bring offerings and come into his courts.

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : let the whole earth tremble before him.

Tell it out among the nations: “The Lord is King! : he has made the world so firm that it cannot be moved; he will judge the -peoples with equity.”

You order your kingdom with justice : and establish the world in peace.

Ezra 6:1 – 22 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 7:2 – 16

You order your kingdom with justice : and establish the world in peace.

John Woolman said, “The only Christian way to treat a slave is to set him free.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, within your community we are strengthened to persevere, empowered to proclaim your truth, and shaped to wait on you. Teach us anew what we can learn from other faithful brothers and sisters who serve you in their particular ways of worship and proclamation. 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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