Daily Prayers for December 13

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 “O Lord, Have Mercy”

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

Psalm 69:6 7, 14 15

O God, you know my foolishness : and my faults are not hidden from you.

Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, Lord God of hosts : let not those who seek you be disgraced because of me, O God of Israel.

But as for me, this is my prayer to you : at the time you have set, O Lord:

“In your great mercy, O God : answer me with your unfailing help.”

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

Isaiah 7:10 – 25 Luke 22:39 – 53

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

Fourth-century poet Ephrem the Syrian wrote, “The word of God is a tree of life that offers us blessed fruit from each of its branches. It is like that rock which was struck open in the wilderness, from which all were offered spiritual drink. Be glad then that you are overwhelmed, and do not be saddened because he has overcome you. A thirsty person is happy when drinking, and not depressed, because the spring is inexhaustible. You can satisfy your thirst without exhausting the spring; then when you thirst again, you can drink from it once more.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God of abundance, help us live today trusting that there will be enough for tomorrow. Your sources have no end. Teach us to share our resources, believing that the more we give, the more you will provide for all. 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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