Daily Prayers for April 5

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 “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”

Who is the King of glory? : The Lord of hosts is King!

Psalm 24:1 6

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it : the world and all who dwell therein.

For it is he who founded it upon the seas : and made it firm upon the rivers of the deep.

“Who can ascend the hill of the Lord? : and who can stand in his holy place?”

“Those who have clean hands and a pure heart : who have not pledged themselves to falsehood, nor sworn by what is a fraud.

They shall receive a blessing from the Lord : and a just reward from the God of their salvation.”

Such is the generation of those who seek him : of those who seek your face,
O God of Jacob.

Who is the King of glory? : The Lord of hosts is King!

Exodus 16:10 – 21 1 John 3:1 – 10

Who is the King of glory? : The Lord of hosts is King!

Oscar Romero, a martyr of the church’s struggle in El Salvador, wrote, “I do not tire of telling everyone, especially young -people who long for their -people’s liberation, that I admire their social and political sensitivity, but it saddens me when they waste it by going on ways that are false. Let us, too, all take notice that the great leader of our liberation is the Lord’s Anointed One, who comes to announce good news to the poor, to give freedom to the captives, to give news of the missing, to give joy to so many homes in mourning, so that society may be renewed as in the sabbatical years of Israel.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

-Jesus, you are the King of Glory and the King of Creation. Teach us to recognize the ways of your kingdom that we might participate as faithful and devout residents in the space between a broken world and the coming kingdom of God. 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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