Daily Prayers for August 30

In 1964, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ruby D. Robinson led the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in their campaign to be seated at the Democratic National Convention, saying that they and thousands of African-Americans like them were “sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

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 “This Little Light of Mine”

We look to you in hope, O Lord : rain down your justice on us all.

Psalm 145:14 18

The Lord is faithful in all his words : and merciful in all his deeds.

The Lord upholds all those who fall : he lifts up those who are bowed down.

The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord : and you give them their food in due season.

You open wide your hand : and satisfy the needs of every living creature.

The Lord is righteous in all his ways : and loving in all his works.

We look to you in hope, O Lord : rain down your justice on us all.

2 Sam-uel 23:1 – 7, 13 – 17 Romans 11:25 – 36

We look to you in hope, O Lord : rain down your justice on us all.

Listen to the words of Fannie Lou Hamer in the midst of the civil rights struggle: “We have to realize just how grave the problem is in the United States today, and I think the sixth chapter of Ephesians, the eleventh and twelfth verses help us to know what it is we are up against. It says, ‘Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, and against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.’ This is what I think about when I think of my own work in the fight for freedom.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Sweet Lord, save us. Heal all that is broken in our lives, in our streets, and in our world. 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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