Daily Prayers for November 10

On November 10, 1938, Jewish men and women in Germany were beaten and murdered by Nazi troops. Jewish shops were destroyed and hundreds of synagogues were burned, their broken windows giving the evening its name — ​Kristallnacht, “the night of glass.” Some twenty-five thousand Jewish men were sent to concentration camps. Following the brutality, Jewish -people were forced to clean up the debris and were banned from all hospitals.

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 bow down and bend the knee : let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Song “Come, Ye Sinners”

-Jesus Christ, Son of God : have mercy on me, a sinner.

Psalm 51:1 4

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness : in your great compassion blot out my offenses.

Wash me through and through from my wickedness : and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions : and my sin is ever before me.

Against you only have I sinned : and done what is evil in your sight.

-Jesus Christ, Son of God : have mercy on me, a sinner.

Habakkuk 2:1 – 4, 9 – 20 Revelation 13:1 – 10

-Jesus Christ, Son of God : have mercy on me, a sinner.

Desert father John Cassian wrote, “If we go into the desert with our faults still hidden within us, they no longer hurt others, but our love of them remains. Of every sin not eradicated, the root is still growing secretly within. If we compare our own strict discipline with the lax practices of another and feel the slightest temptation to puff ourselves up, it proves that the terrible plague of pride is still infecting us. If we still see these signs within, we know that it is not the desire to sin but the opportunity to sin which has vanished.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

How merciful you are, Lord, that you forgive us our sins, all our sins. Teach us the merciful art of public and private confession, not for our shame but for the cleansing of our sins and the fallowing of our rough hearts. 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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