Daily Prayers for July 3

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 “O Mary, Don’t You Weep”

-Jesus, Savior of the world : come to us in your mercy.

Psalm 18:1 3, 18 20

I love you, O Lord my strength : O Lord my stronghold, my crag, and my haven.

My God, my rock in whom I put my trust : my shield, the horn of my salvation, and my refuge; you are worthy of praise.

I will call upon the Lord : and so shall I be saved from my enemies.

He delivered me from my strong enemies and from those who hated me : for they were too mighty for me.

They confronted me in the day of my disaster : but the Lord was my support.

He brought me out into an open place : he rescued me because he delighted in me.

-Jesus, Savior of the world : come to us in your mercy.

Judges 4:4 – 23 Acts 14:19 – 28

-Jesus, Savior of the world : come to us in your mercy.

Twentieth-century Presbyterian theologian and writer Frederick Buechner has written, “The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you. There’s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you’ll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we pray for strength and trust in times of trouble. Equip us to be your hands and feet in the world. May we bring good news to all we meet this day, with our words and with our lives. We ask this through Christ our Lord. 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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