Daily Prayers for December 12

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”

In the light of the morning, Lord : tune our hearts to sing your praise.

Psalm 65:5 8

Awesome things will you show us in your righteous-ness, O God of our salvation : O Hope of all the ends of the earth and of the seas that are far away.

You make fast the mountains by your power : they are girded about with might.

You still the roaring of the seas : the roaring of their waves, and the clamor of the -peoples.

Those who dwell at the ends of the earth will tremble at your marvelous signs : you make the dawn and the dusk to sing for joy.

In the light of the morning, Lord : tune our hearts to sing your praise.

Isaiah 7:1 – 9 Luke 22:31 – 38

In the light of the morning, Lord : tune our hearts to sing your praise.

Paschasius Radbertus, a ninth-century Benedictine, wrote, “The apostles took every care not to be drawn from the right path. They kept watch, observing the universal precepts their master had given to his disciples so as to be ready when he came again. Consequently we must always be on the lookout for Christ’s twofold coming, the one when he comes day after day to stir our consciences, and the other when we shall have to give an account of everything we have done. He comes to us now in order that his future coming may find us prepared.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

With each new day, help us, Lord, to make our lives a hymn of constant praise to you. Teach us that the sweetest song is stirred when our hands are open in generosity and our feet are quick to bring the good news of your reconciling love to rich and poor alike. 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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