Daily Prayers for November 8

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 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

If it had not been for the Lord on my side : tell me, where would I be?

Psalm 40:7 11

In sacrifice and offering you take no pleasure : (you have given me ears to hear you);

burnt offering and sin offering you have not required : and so I said, “Behold, I come.

In the roll of the book it is written concerning me : ‘I love to do your will, O my God; your law is deep in my heart.’

I proclaimed righteous-ness in the great congregation : behold, I did not restrain my lips; and that, O Lord, you know.

Your righteous-ness have I not hidden in my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your deliverance : I have not concealed your love and faithfulness from the great congregation.

If it had not been for the Lord on my side : tell me, where would I be?

Joel 3:9 – 17 Revelation 12:1 – 6

If it had not been for the Lord on my side : tell me, where would I be?

Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, wrote, “Whatever I had read as a child about the saints had thrilled me. I could see the nobility of giving one’s life for the sick, the maimed, the leper. But there was another question in my mind. Why was so much done in remedying the evil instead of avoiding it in the first place? Where were the saints to try to change the social order, not just to minister to the slaves, but to do away with slavery?”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, we are slow to come to our senses. Often our feeble offerings are merely extensions of our sin. Quicken your Spirit within us and move us to offer up that which is pleasing to you: justice, kindness, and humilty of heart. 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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