Daily Prayers for November 11

Originally called Armistice Day, November 11 is set aside to remember the 24.9 million military veterans in the United States.

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 “O Lord, Hear My Prayer”

Listen, Lord, listen : not to our words but to our prayer.

Psalm 60:1 5

O God, you have cast us off and broken us : you have been angry; oh, take us back to you again.

You have shaken the earth and split it open : repair the cracks in it, for it totters.

You have made your -people know hardship : you have given us wine that makes us stagger.

You have set up a banner for those who fear you : to be a refuge from the power of the bow.

Save us by your right hand and answer us : that those who are dear to you may be delivered.

Listen, Lord, listen : not to our words but to our prayer.

Habakkuk 3:1 – 18 Revelation 13:11 – 18

Listen, Lord, listen : not to our words but to our prayer.

Charles Péguy said, “We must be saved together. We cannot go to God alone; else he would ask, ‘Where are the others?’ ”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, whether we face it or not, we do not live in isolation. Our words and our actions impact our communities. Help us to learn to speak after appropriate silence and reflection. Help us to recognize the work we can put our hands to so we are able to engage with it prayerfully and patiently. 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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