Daily Prayers for May 23

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 “Holy, Holy, Holy”

With the saints around your throne : we praise you for your glory.

Psalm 111:1 2, 9 10

Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart : in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation.

Great are the deeds of the Lord! : they are studied by all who delight in them.

He sent redemption to his -people; he commanded his covenant for ever : holy and awesome is his name.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom : those who act accordingly have a good understanding; his praise endures for ever.

With the saints around your throne : we praise you for your glory.

Numbers 24:1 – 13 Luke 9:28 – 36

With the saints around your throne : we praise you for your glory.

Now we hear the “Dance Hymn” from a manuscript titled Acts of John: “Grace leads the dance, I will make music. You shall all dance in a ring. I will lament, you shall all beat your breasts. I will flee, and I will stay. I will adorn, and I will be adorned. I will be united, and I will unite. I have no house, and I have houses. I have no home, and I have homes. I have no temple, and I have temples. I am a lamp to you who perceive me. I am a door to you who knock at me. I am a way to you, a traveler. Join yourself now to my dancing.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

Protect us, Lord, from being so offended by your revelations that we curse your prophets. Guard us from being so foolishly blinded by your majesty that we lose any sense of how to speak as your witness. Rather, help our lips praise you for your glory. 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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