Daily Prayers for October 13

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 “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah”

Blessed be the Lord, day by day : the God who bears our burdens.

Psalm 68:7 10

O God, when you went forth before your -people : when you marched through the wilderness,

the earth shook, and the skies poured down rain, at the presence of God, the God of Sinai : at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

You sent a gracious rain, O God, upon your inheritance : you refreshed the land when it was weary.

Your -people found their home in it : in your goodness, O God, you have made provision for the poor.

Blessed be the Lord, day by day : the God who bears our burdens.

Ezra 1:1 – 11 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 3:1 – 18

Blessed be the Lord, day by day : the God who bears our burdens.

In his Rule for monastic communities, Benedict of Nursia wrote, “With all this in mind, what we mean to establish is a school for the Lord’s ser-vice. In the guidance we lay down to achieve this, we hope to impose nothing harsh or burdensome. If, however, you find in it anything which seems rather strict, but which is demanded reasonably for the correction of vice or the preservation of love, do not let that frighten you into fleeing from the way of salvation; it is a way which is bound to seem narrow to start with. But, as we progress in this monastic way of life and in faith, our hearts will warm to its vision, and with eager love and delight that defies expression, we shall go forward on the way of God’s commandments. Then we shall never think of deserting his guidance; we shall persevere in fidelity to his teaching in the monastery until death so that through our patience we may be granted some part in Christ’s own passion and thus in the end receive a share in his kingdom. Amen.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, it is a privilege to abide by your word and to discipline ourselves in the Spirit. Present us with ample opportunities today to water the seeds of discipline in our lives that they might in time bear fruit, to the glory of your name. 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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