Daily Prayers for June 13

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 “I Will Trust in the Lord”

Father, I stretch my hand to you : no other help I know.

Psalm 70:1 6

Be pleased, O God, to deliver me : O Lord, make haste to help me.

Let those who seek my life be ashamed and altogether dismayed : let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw back and be disgraced.

Let those who say to me “Aha!” and gloat over me turn back : because they are ashamed.

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you : let those who love your salvation say for ever, “Great is the Lord!”

But as for me, I am poor and needy : come to me speedily, O God.

You are my helper and my deliverer : O Lord, do not tarry.

Father, I stretch my hand to you : no other help I know.

Deuteronomy 29:2 – 15 Acts 7:44 – 8:1a

Father, I stretch my hand to you : no other help I know.

Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder wrote, “The work of God is the calling of a -people, whether in the Old Covenant or the New. The church is then not simply the bearer of the message of reconciliation, in the way a newspaper or a telephone company can bear any message with which it is entrusted. Nor is the church simply the result of a message, as an alumni association is the product of a school or the crowds in a theater are the product of the reputation of the film. That men and women are called together to a new social wholeness is itself the work of God, which gives meaning to history.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, you call us out of captivity into the freedom of your beloved community. As we pass through the wilderness spaces of our lives, grant us ears to hear you, eyes to see you, and hearts that ache for you, that we might not turn away from the brothers and sisters who help us remember who we are. 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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