Daily Prayers for October 10

In 1991, the Women in Black began their regular Wednesday vigil against war in Belgrade, Serbia.

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 “Were You There?”

To you we cry in anguish, Lord : listen to our plea and help us.

Psalm 55:17 19, 22 23

In the evening, in the morning, and at noonday, I will complain and lament : and he will hear my voice.

He will bring me safely back from the battle waged against me : for there are many who fight me.
God, who is enthroned of old, will hear me and bring them down : they never change; they do not fear God.
Cast your burden upon the Lord, and he will sustain you : he will never let the righteous stumble.
For you will bring the bloodthirsty and deceitful : down to the pit of destruction, O God.
They shall not live out half their days : but I will put my trust in you.

To you we cry in anguish, Lord : listen to our plea and help us.

Jeremiah 44:1 – 14 2 Corinthians 1:1 – 11

To you we cry in anguish, Lord : listen to our plea and help us.

English poet and cleric John Donne wrote, “There we leave you in that blessed dependency, to hang upon him that hangs upon the cross, there bathe in his tears, there suck at his wounds, and lie down in peace in his grave, till he vouchsafe you a resurrection, and an ascension into that Kingdom, which he has purchased for you with the inestimable price of his incorruptible blood.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Jesus, keep us near your cross, and reveal to us 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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