Daily Prayers for September 25

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 “Be Thou My Vision”

The earth, O Lord, is full of your love : instruct us in your statutes.

Psalm 119:57 63

You only are my portion, O Lord : I have promised to keep your words.

I entreat you with all my heart : be merciful to me according to your promise.

I have considered my ways : and turned my feet toward your decrees.

I hasten and do not tarry : to keep your commandments.

Though the cords of the wicked entangle me : I do not forget your law.

At midnight I will rise to give you thanks : because of your righteous judgments.

I am a companion of all who fear you : and of those who keep your commandments.

The earth, O Lord, is full of your love : instruct us in your statutes.

Micah 5:1 – 4, 10 – 15 Matthew 11:16 – 30

The earth, O Lord, is full of your love : instruct us in your statutes.

God spoke to fourteenth-century mystic Catherine of Siena, saying, “I did not intend my creatures to make themselves servants and slaves to the world’s pleasures. They owe their first love to me. Everything else they should love and possess, as I told you, not as if they owned it but as something lent them.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Thank you, Lord, for the abundance of blessings you shower upon us. Forgive us for the many ways we have turned your gifts into our achievements and so forgotten your generosity. Open our eyes to see that everything is a gift, and that every gift is to be shared for your glory. 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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