Daily Prayers for September 29

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 “Guide My Feet”

Bury us in wonder, Lord : and raise us to sing your praise.

Psalm 139:2 5

You trace my journeys and my resting places : and are acquainted with all my ways.

Indeed, there is not a word on my lips : but you, O Lord, know it altogether.

You press upon me behind and before : and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me : it is so high that I cannot attain to it.

Bury us in wonder, Lord : and raise us to sing your praise.

Jonah 1:17 – 2:10 Matthew 12:33 – 42

Bury us in wonder, Lord : and raise us to sing your praise.

In his last sermon before being assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn’t matter with me now. Because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And he’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a -people, will get to the Promised Land. And I’m happy tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we thank you for the cloud of witnesses who remind us that loving you is a perpetual call to active duty. Grant us both passion and courage to answer the call to peace and justice, no matter where it might lead us. 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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