Daily Prayers for July 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 “All Creatures of Our God and King”

In all we say, please give us grace : to voice creation’s praise.

Psalm 104:1, 10 12

Bless the Lord, O my soul : O Lord my God, how excellent is your greatness! you are clothed with majesty and splendor.

You send the springs into the valleys : they flow between the mountains.

All the beasts of the field drink their fill from them : and the wild asses quench their thirst.

Beside them the birds of the air make their nests : and sing among the branches.

In all we say, please give us grace : to voice creation’s praise.

Judges 17:1 – 13 Acts 22:30 – 23:11

In all we say, please give us grace : to voice creation’s praise.

Contemporary Anglican bishop, poet, and theologian Rowan Williams has said, “Our present ecological crisis, the biggest single practical threat to our human existence in the middle to long term, has, religious -people would say, a great deal to do with our failure to think of the world as existing in relation to the mystery of God, not just as a huge warehouse of stuff to be used for our convenience.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

We praise you, O Lord, for the waters, the mountains and hills, the deserts and valleys, the wilderness spaces, and for all living creatures. Forgive us when we have not been good caretakers of the earth. Make us into -people who practice resurrection by bringing dead things back to life and by making ugly things beautiful again. 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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