Daily Prayers for April 10

William Booth (1829 – 1912)

William Booth was a Methodist preacher in Britain who co-founded the Salvation Army. He was born in Nottingham and ended up living and working with his wife, Catherine, among the poor and ostracized. Out of their work on the streets was born the Salvation Army, with its uniforms and discipline. The movement became structured as a quasi-military organization with no physical weaponry, but with an army of -people passionate about salvation and healing the broken wounds of our world.

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 “Fairest Lord -Jesus”

You who shine in all that’s fair : season our works with your love.

Psalm 50:1 3, 6

The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken : he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.

Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty : God reveals himself in glory.

Our God will come and will not keep silence : before him there is a consuming flame, and round about him a raging storm.

Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause : for God himself is judge.

You who shine in all that’s fair : season our works with your love.

Exodus 19:1 – 16 1 John 5:13 – 21

You who shine in all that’s fair : season our works with your love.

William Booth said, “Consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, help us become so familiar with your word and with your presence that thoughts of you consume our waking moments and holy fear of you brings us to worship. Then even our smallest actions will speak of you. 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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