Daily Prayers for January 28

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 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain : to receive glory and honor.

Psalm 138:1 5

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart : before the gods I will sing your praise.

I will bow down toward your holy temple and praise your name : because of your love and faithfulness;

For you have glorified your name : and your word above all things.

When I called, you answered me : you increased my strength within me.

All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord : when they have heard the words of your mouth.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain : to receive glory and honor.

Genesis 19:1 – 29 Ephesians 5:1 – 14

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain : to receive glory and honor.

Early Christian apologist Tertullian wrote in the second century, “It is not fitting to serve at the same time the symbol of Christ and the symbol of the devil, the power light, and the power darkness. One and the same soul cannot serve two masters. And how may we wage war without the sword that God himself has taken away from us? How can we learn the use of the sword, when Our Lord said that he who raised the sword would perish by the sword? And how can the sons of peace take part in combat?”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

-Jesus, you are known as both the Lion of Judah and the Sacrificial Lamb. As we follow you, we learn both mighty power and humble submission. Teach us when to imitate you as Lion and when as Lamb. 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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