Daily Prayers for October 23

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 “Sing, O Sky (Gaao Re)”

Not to us, not to us : but to your name give glory.

Psalm 115:12 18

The Lord has been mindful of us, and he will bless us : he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron;

he will bless those who fear the Lord : both small and great together.

May the Lord increase you more and more : you and your children after you.

May you be blessed by the Lord : the maker of heaven and earth.

The heaven of heavens is the Lord’s : but he entrusted the earth to its -peoples.

The dead do not praise the Lord : nor all those who go down into silence;

but we will bless the Lord : from this time forth for evermore. Hallelujah!

Not to us, not to us : but to your name give glory.

Nehemiah 5:1 – 19 2 Co-rin-thi-ans 10:1 – 18

Not to us, not to us : but to your name give glory.

Second-century bishop Melito of Sardis wrote, “Nature trembled and said with astonishment: What new mystery is this? The Judge is judged and remains silent; the Invisible One is seen and does not hide himself; the Incomprehensible One is comprehended and does not resist; the Unmeasurable One is measured and does not struggle; the One beyond suffering suffers and does not avenge himself; the Immortal One dies and does not refuse death. What new mystery is this?”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

In the light of the morning, Lord, we glorify your name. May the mystery of your incarnation shine through the complexities of this day so that in all we do, your name might be praised. 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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