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Prayer for Each Day

Time of the Church 1

Song

Psalm

How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth!
Your majesty is praised above the heavens;
on the lips of children and of babes.

When I see the heavens, the work of your hands,
the moon and the stars which you arranged,
what are we that you should keep us in mind,
mere mortals that you care for us?

You gave us power over the work of your hands,
put all things under our feet.
All of them, sheep and cattle,
yes, even the savage beasts,
birds of the air, and fish
that make their way through the waters.

How great is your name, O Lord our God,
through all the earth!

from Psalm 8

Reading

Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you (...) and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.

Genesis 12,1-4

or

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Matthew 5,1-12

Song

Silence

Intercessions

May your peace shine among us and your love set us free, Lord, we pray.

Keep us persevering in faith and set in our hearts the desire for your Kingdom...

Guide your Church along the way of the Gospel; may your Holy Spirit keep her welcoming...

We pray for the leaders of the nations; may they have the will to promote justice and freedom...

O Christ, you have take our weaknesses upon yourself and taken charge of our illnesses; support those who are going through trials...

For those who work with the oppressed, with foreigners and with the lonely...

We entrust to you our families and friends, all who have asked for our prayers and who pray for us...

For our country, our region (village, town...), that the Christians there may be witnesses to truth and creators of unity, Lord, we pray.

Our Father

Prayer

Jesus our joy, you want us to have hearts that are simple, a kind of springtime of the heart. And then the complications of existence do not paralyze us so much. You tell us: don’t worry; even if you have very little faith, I, Christ, am with you always.

or

Bless us, Christ Jesus; in you alone our hearts find rest and peace.

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