Daily Prayers for July 9

On July 9, 2004, the International Court of Justice ruled that the wall being built by the Israeli government in the contested Palestinian territories is illegal and should be taken down. This historic Holy Land continues to be some of the most troubled and segregated land in the world and has been called the site of “the most sophisticated apartheid system in the 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 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

We shout to God with a cry of joy : Let us shout with our whole lives!

Psalm 47:6 10

Sing praises to God, sing praises : sing praises to our King, sing praises.

For God is King of all the earth : sing praises with all your skill.

God reigns over the nations : God sits upon his holy throne.

The nobles of the -peoples have gathered together : with the -people of the God of Abraham.

The rulers of the earth belong to God : and he is highly exalted.

We shout to God with a cry of joy : Let us shout with our whole lives!

Judges 7:19 – 8:12 Acts 17:16 – 34

We shout to God with a cry of joy : Let us shout with our whole lives!

Second-century Christian thinker Athenagoras wrote, “Our life does not consist in making up beautiful phrases but in performing beautiful deeds.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord God, we rejoice in your resurrection and in your promise to return. Help us live today as -people who await the fulfillment of your kingdom. Bend our knees to the hard work of prayer, worship, repentance, and intercession. 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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