Daily Prayers for March 22

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 “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah”

Hold not your tongue, O God of our praise : for the air is full of empty words.

Psalm 109:29 30

I will give great thanks to the Lord with my mouth : in the midst of the multitude will I praise him;

because he stands at the right hand of the needy : to save his life from those who would condemn him.

Hold not your tongue, O God of our praise : for the air is full of empty words.

Exodus 9:13 – 35 Mark 8:27 – 9:1

Hold not your tongue, O God of our praise : for the air is full of empty words.

Benedict of Nursia, sixth-century father of communal monasticism, wrote, “How much more important it is to refrain from evil speech, remembering what such sins bring down on us in punishment. In fact so important is it to cultivate silence. After all, it is written in scripture that one who never stops talking cannot avoid falling into sin. Another text in the same book reminds us that the tongue holds the key to death and life.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, may our prayers be found in our actions today as much as they are found in these words. 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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