Daily Prayers for October 7


Daily Prayers for October 7
In 2001, a US-led coalition began bombing Afghanistan in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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 “Waters of Babylon”

You see the violence of the wicked, Lord : rise up and defend your children.

Psalm 35:17 – 23

O Lord, how long will you look on? : rescue me from the roaring beasts, and my life from the young lions.

I will give you thanks in the great congregation : I will praise you in the mighty throng.

Do not let my treacherous foes rejoice over me : nor let those who hate me without a cause wink at each other.

For they do not plan for peace : but invent deceitful schemes against the quiet in the land.

They opened their mouths at me and said : “Aha! we saw it with our own eyes.”

You saw it, O Lord; do not be silent : O Lord, be not far from me.

Awake, arise, to my cause! : to my defense, my God and my Lord!

You see the violence of the wicked, Lord : rise up and defend your children.

Jeremiah 38:14 – 28 James 4:13 – 5:6

You see the violence of the wicked, Lord : rise up and defend your children.

Origen of Alexandria wrote in the third century, “We will not raise arms against any other nation, we will not practice the art of war, because through -Jesus Christ we have become the children of peace.”

Prayers for Others

Our Father

God of peace, dawn reminds us that your mercies are new every morning. You have been merciful to us despite our sin. Teach us such mercy. Open our eyes to see the violence we condone with our silences and with our consumption. We give thanks that repentance is the beginning of true conversion. 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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