Daily Prayers for June 30

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 “Amazing Grace”

Here I am, Lord : here again because I need you.

Psalm 145:1 4

I will exalt you, O God my King : and bless your name for ever and ever.

Every day will I bless you : and praise your name for ever and ever.

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised : there is no end to his greatness.

One generation shall praise your works to another : and shall declare your power.

Here I am, Lord : here again because I need you.

Ezekiel 47:1 – 12 Acts 13:26 – 43

Here I am, Lord : here again because I need you.

Jeanne Jugan has written, “Go and find -Jesus when your patience and strength give out and you feel alone and helpless. He is waiting for you. Say to him, ‘-Jesus, you know exactly what is going on. You are all I have, and you know all. Come to my help.’ And then go and don’t worry about how you are going to manage. That you have told God about it is enough. He has a good memory.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Thank you, Lord, that you remember the lilies when we cannot remember our own best interests. Open our eyes to wonder in awe at your greatness, that we might learn to see how all things are possible with you, Maker of heaven and earth. 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.

Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: A Few Ideas

1.   Hang out with folks who will inherit the earth. (For details, see the Sermon on the Mount.)

2.   Set up a retreat center with pastoral care and spiritual guidance — ​free of charge — ​for persons who have little money.

3.   Look through your clothes. Learn about one of the countries where they are manufactured. Do some research to discover the working conditions of the -people who made them, and commit to doing one thing to improve the lives of -people who live in that country.

4.   Look for everything you have two of, and give one away.

5.   Dig up a bucket of soil and look through it to see the elements and organisms that make our daily meals possible.

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