Daily Prayers for February 26

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 “When the Saints Go Marching In”

Guide us, Lord, in your good way : that all our work might speed your day.

Psalm 119:169 72

Let my cry come before you, O Lord : give me understanding, according to your word.

Let my supplication come before you : deliver me, according to your promise.

My lips shall pour forth your praise : when you teach me your statutes.

My tongue shall sing of your promise : for all your commandments are righteous.

Guide us, Lord, in your good way : that all our work might speed your day.

Genesis 41:46 – 57 Hebrews 12:3 – 11

Guide us, Lord, in your good way : that all our work might speed your day.

Francis de Sales, a sixteenth-century bishop in France, wrote, “Each of us has his own endowment from God, one to live in this way, another in that. It is an impertinence, then, to try to find out why St. Paul was not given St. Peter’s grace, or St. Peter given St. Paul’s. There is only one answer to such questions: the Church is a garden patterned with countless flowers, so there must be a variety of sizes, colors, scents — ​of perfections, after all. Each has its value, its charm, its joy; while the whole vast cluster of these variations makes for beauty in its most graceful form.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, as we continually answer the call to follow you, help us discern how to use our talents and gifts in ways that nurture your kingdom. 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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