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Prayer for Each Day

 

Time of the Church 6

Song

Psalm

In you, O Lord, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue me, free me;
pay heed to me and save me.

Be a rock where I can take refuge,
a mighty stronghold to save me;
for you are my rock, my stronghold.

It is you, O Lord, who are my hope,
my trust, O Lord, since my youth.
On you I have leaned from my birth;
from my mother’s womb you have been my help.
My hope has always been in you.

My fate has filled many with awe
but you are my strong refuge.
My lips are filled with your praise,
with your glory all the day long.
Do not reject me now that I am old;
when my strength fails do not forsake me.

from Psalm 71

Reading

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29,11-13

or

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.” He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

Mark 10,17-22

Song

Silence

Intercessions

Jesus Christ, you come to transfigure us and to renew us in the image of God: shine in our darkness.

Jesus Christ, light of our hearts, you know our thirst: lead us to the wellspring of your Gospel.

Jesus Christ, light of the world, you shine on every human being: enable us to discern your presence in each person.

Jesus Christ, friend of the poor: open in us the gates of simplicity so that we can welcome you.

Jesus Christ, gentle and humble of heart: renew in us the spirit of childhood.

Jesus Christ, you send your Church to prepare your path in the world: open for all people the gates of your Kingdom.

Our Father

Prayer

Jesus our joy, when we realize that you love us, something in us is soothed and even transformed. We ask you: what do you want from me? And by the Holy Spirit you reply: let nothing trouble you, I am praying in you, dare to give your life.

or

Christ Jesus, although we have not seen you, we love you. And still without seeing you, we place our trust in you. Bless us; we find rest in your peace.

Songs


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