OSLC Morning Prayer
*From Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals and the ELW
September 1, 2020
O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you: as the day rises to meet the sun. Glory to the Father-Mother, and to Jesus, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Let your justice roll down like waters, Lord: But float us on your waters of grace.
Song for Listening:
Daily Scripture Reading (from OSLC devos ): Genesis 1:26-27
26Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” 27So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Moment of Silence
Today’s contemplative quote: “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Moment of Silence
What things would you love to add to a home altar to help you to connect with your relationship with God.
Prayers for Others–From ELW Morning Prayer
The Lord be with you.
And also with you. Let us pray.
A brief silence for prayer follows each petition.
Mighty God of mercy, we thank you for the resurrection dawn, bringing the glory of our risen Lord who makes every day new. Especially we thank you— for the sustaining goodness of your creation . . .for the new creation in Christ and all gifts of healing and forgiveness . . . for the gifts of relationship with others . . .for the communion of faith in your church . . .
And other thanksgiving we name silently or out loud
Merciful God of might, renew this weary world, heal the hurts of all your children, and bring about your peace for all in Christ Jesus, the living Lord. Especially we pray—for those who govern nations of the world . . .for the people in countries ravaged by strife or warfare . . .for all who work for peace and international harmony . . .for all who strive to save the earth from carelessness s and destruction . . . for the church of Jesus Christ in every land
And other prayers of need we name silently or out loud
O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Blessing: May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever you are sent; may God guide you through the wilderness: protect you through the storm; may you be brought home rejoicing: at the wonders God has shown you. Amen