Daily Prayers for November 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 “We Shall Not Be Moved”

Root us in a place, Lord : that we might find our home in you.

Psalm 102:17 22

He will look with favor on the prayer of the homeless : he will not despise their plea.

Let this be written for a future generation : so that a -people yet unborn may praise the Lord.

For the Lord looked down from his holy place on high : from the heavens he beheld the earth;

that he might hear the groan of the captive : and set free those condemned to die;

that they may declare in Zion the name of the Lord : and his praise in Jerusalem;

when the -peoples are gathered together : and the kingdoms also, to serve the Lord.

Root us in a place, Lord : that we might find our home in you.

Zechariah 13:1 – 9 Revelation 19:11 – 21

Root us in a place, Lord : that we might find our home in you.

Gregory of Nyssa wrote in the fourth century, “This is the most marvelous thing of all: how the same thing is both a standing still and a moving. I mean by this that the firmer and the more immovable someone remains in the Good, the more he progresses in the course of the virtues. It is like using the standing still as if it were a wing while the heart flies upward through its stability in the Good.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Lord, to be rooted in place takes commitment to land, to -people, to friends and family, to transients in our community, and to the plight of our neighborhoods. Being rooted is no easy task, but you demonstrated such rootedness in your incarnation. Give us courage to take up the hard task of knowing you while standing in place. 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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