Daily Prayers for March 2

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”

Remember me in your mercy, Lord : and unite us by your cross.

Psalm 13

How long, O Lord? will you forget me for ever? : how long will you hide your face from me?

How long shall I have perplexity in my mind, and grief in my heart, day after day? : how long shall my enemy triumph over me?

Look upon me and answer me, O Lord my God : give light to my eyes, lest I sleep in death;

lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” : and my foes rejoice that I have fallen.

But I put my trust in your mercy : my heart is joyful because of your saving help.

I will sing to the Lord, for he has dealt with me richly : I will praise the name of the Lord Most High.

Remember me in your mercy, Lord : and unite us by your cross.

Genesis 43:16 – 34 Mark 1:14 – 28

Remember me in your mercy, Lord : and unite us by your cross.

Twentieth-century nun and philosopher Edith Stein asked, “Do you want to be totally united to the Crucified? If you are serious about this, you will be present, by the power of His Cross, at every front, at every place of sorrow, bringing to those who suffer, healing and salvation.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Sometimes we don’t realize the intensity of the things for which we pray, Lord. Keep us courageously mindful that your way is laden with tears on the way to resurrection. 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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