Daily Prayers for May 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 bow down and bend the knee : let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Song “Take My Life and Let It Be”

Like a hen gathers her brood, O Lord : shelter us under your wing.

Psalm 119:114 17

You are my refuge and shield : my hope is in your word.

Away from me, you wicked! : I will keep the commandments of my God.

Sustain me according to your promise, that I may live : and let me not be disappointed in my hope.

Hold me up, and I shall be safe : and my delight shall be ever in your statutes.

Like a hen gathers her brood, O Lord : shelter us under your wing.

Numbers 32:1 – 6, 16 – 27 Luke 10:1 – 17

Like a hen gathers her brood, O Lord : shelter us under your wing.

Indian priest Anthony de Mello told this story:

“A rich industrialist from the North was horrified to find a Southern fisherman lying leisurely beside his boat. ‘Why aren’t you fishing?’ asked the industrialist.

“ ‘Because I have caught enough fish for the day,’ said the fisherman.

“ ‘Why don’t you catch some more?’

“ ‘What would I do with them?’

“ ‘You could earn more money,’ was the reply. ‘With that, you could fix a motor to your boat, go into deeper waters and catch more fish. Then you would make enough money to buy nylon nets. These would bring you more fish and more money. Soon you would have enough money to own two boats . . . maybe even a fleet of boats. Then you would be a rich man like me.’

“ ‘What would I do then?’

“ ‘Then you could really enjoy life.’

“ ‘What do you think I am doing right now?’ said the fisherman.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, may your Holy Spirit dwell within us and among us that we might remember to hope in your word, to heed your instruction, and to delight in your statutes. Grant us humility to obey everything you have commanded us. 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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