Daily Prayers for September 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 “It Is Well with My Soul”

Be tender with your little ones : steady our souls as we learn to live.

Psalm 116:5 8

The Lord watches over the innocent : I was brought very low, and he helped me.

Turn again to your rest, O my soul : for the Lord has treated you well.

For you have rescued my life from death : my eyes from tears, and my feet from stumbling.

I will walk in the presence of the Lord : in the land of the living.

Be tender with your little ones : steady our souls as we learn to live.

Micah 3:9 – 4:5 Matthew 11:1 – 15

Be tender with your little ones : steady our souls as we learn to live.

A seventeenth-century French monk known as Brother Lawrence wrote of his experience with God: “I began to live as if there were not one in the world but Him and me. I adored Him as often as I could, keeping my mind in his holy presence and recalling it as often as it wandered. I had no little difficulty in this exercise, but I kept on despite all the difficulties and was not worried or distressed when I was involuntarily distracted. I did this during the day as often as I did it during the formal time specifically set aside for prayer; for at all times, at every hour, at every moment, even in the busiest times of my work, I banished and put away from my mind everything capable of diverting me from the thought of God.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, you have brought us in safety to this new day. Preserve us by your mighty power that we may not fall into sin nor be overcome by adversity, and in all that we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose, through -Jesus Christ our Lord. 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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