Daily Prayers for October 18

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 “We Shall Not Be Moved”

Shelter us not with walls that exclude : but with your widespread wing.

Psalm 91:9 13

Because you have made the Lord your refuge : and the Most High your habitation,

there shall no evil happen to you : neither shall any plague come near your dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over you : to keep you in all your ways.

They shall bear you in their hands : lest you dash your foot against a stone.

You shall tread upon the lion and adder : you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet.

Shelter us not with walls that exclude : but with your widespread wing.

Ezra 5:1 – 17 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 6:14 – 7:1

Shelter us not with walls that exclude : but with your widespread wing.

Origen of Alexandria wrote, “Once the -people of God had surrounded the city Jericho, it had to be stormed. How then was Jericho stormed? No sword was drawn against it, no battering ram was aimed at it, no javelins were hurled. The priests merely sounded their trumpets, and the walls of Jericho collapsed. Jericho will fall, then; this world will perish. How will the world be brought to an end, and by what means will it be destroyed? The answer of Scripture is, by the sound of trumpets. If you ask what trumpets, then let Paul reveal the secret: The trumpet will sound, and the dead who are in Christ will rise incorruptible.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, may your trumpet sound in the songs we sing, in the prayer we pray, in the lives we live, and in the bread we break. Come, Lord -Jesus, come. 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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