Daily Prayers for July 27

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 “Lamb of God”

We look to you alone, O Lord : we look to you for help.

Psalm 123

To you I lift up my eyes : to you enthroned in the heavens.

As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters : and the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,

so our eyes look to the Lord our God : until he shows us his mercy.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy : for we have had more than enough of contempt,

too much of the scorn of the indolent rich : and of the derision of the proud.

We look to you alone, O Lord : we look to you for help.

1 Sam-uel 3:1 – 12 Acts 26:24 – 27:8

We look to you alone, O Lord : we look to you for help.

Egyptian monk Macarius said this in the fourth century: “There is no need at all to make long discourses; it is enough to stretch out one’s hands and say, ‘Lord, as you will, and as you know, have mercy.’ And if the conflict grows fiercer say, ‘Lord, help!’ He knows very well what we need and he shows us his mercy.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Holy One, so often we claim to see but prefer our blindness. Send us teachers and saints whose lives speak loudly of faith and perseverance to guide us when we unknowingly stray from wisdom’s course. Help us to find the Way, the Truth, and the Life in this world of shortcuts, deception, and death. 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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