Daily Prayers for October 11

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 “Come, Ye Sinners”

Rise up, O Lord, come and see : save us from the enemy.

Psalm 59:1 5

Rescue me from my enemies, O God : protect me from those who rise up against me.

Rescue me from evildoers : and save me from those who thirst for my blood.

See how they lie in wait for my life, how the mighty gather together against me : not for any offense or fault of mine, O Lord.

Not because of any guilt of mine : they run and prepare themselves for battle.

Rouse yourself, come to my side, and see : for you, Lord God of hosts, are Israel’s God.

Rise up, O Lord, come and see : save us from the enemy.

Lamentations 1:1 – 12 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 1:12 – 22

Rise up, O Lord, come and see : save us from the enemy.

Early church apologist Minucius Felix wrote, “What a beautiful sight it is for God when a Christian mocks at the clatter of the tools of death and the horror of the executioner; when he defends and upholds his liberty in the face of kings and princes, obeying God alone to whom he belongs. Among us, boys and frail women laugh to scorn torture and the gallows cross, the wild beasts and all the other horrors of execution!”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we pray against fear of persecution and death, knowing we are always walking toward eternal life as we follow the path you have set for 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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