Daily Prayers for October 20

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 “Servant Song”

Show us your glory, O Lord : and teach us to rise by descending.

Psalm 102:13 16

You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to have mercy upon her : indeed, the appointed time has come.

For your servants love her very rubble : and are moved to pity even for her dust.

The nations shall fear your name, O Lord : and all the kings of the earth your glory.

For the Lord will build up Zion : and his glory will appear.

Show us your glory, O Lord : and teach us to rise by descending.

Nehemiah 1:1 – 11 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 8:1 – 16

Show us your glory, O Lord : and teach us to rise by descending.

Twentieth-century Catholic journalist Penny Lernoux said, “You can look at a slum or peasant village, but it is only by entering into the world — ​by living in it — ​that you begin to understand what it is like to be powerless, to be like Christ.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, you descended into the mire of this world to raise us up. Enable us to descend as you descended that we might rise with you to the beloved community of your resurrected life. 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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