Daily Prayers for October 25

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 “Take My Life and Let It Be”

Let my heart be sound in your statutes : that I may not be put to shame.

Psalm 119:73 77

Your hands have made me and fashioned me : give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.

Those who fear you will be glad when they see me : because I trust in your word.

I know, O Lord, that your judgments are right : and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me.

Let your loving-kindness be my comfort : as you have promised to your servant.

Let your compassion come to me, that I may live : for your law is my delight.

Let my heart be sound in your statutes : that I may not be put to shame.

Nehemiah 12:27 – 31a, 42b – 47 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 11:21b – 33

Let my heart be sound in your statutes : that I may not be put to shame.

Andre Trocmé, who pastored the remarkable Le Chambon community during World War II, said, “Nonviolence was not a theory superimposed upon reality; it was an itinerary that we explored day after day in communal prayer and in obedience to the commands of the Spirit.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, teach us that spiritual formation takes time and discipline just as a seed must be watered, nurtured, and pruned as it grows. Deepen our roots in spiritual growth even as we are extended in our passion for peace and justice. 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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