St. Paul’s Cycle of Prayer for Monday: Pray for our Children, Youth, and Family ministries, those who teach our children and our youth; the music program at St. Paul’s, it’s leader and choirs.
Feast day of Evelyn Underhill. Click HERE for help with the daily readings
Some pretty familiar and important lessons for us today – from 1st Samuel the story of Hannah praying the Lord would give her a male child and promising to dedicate him to God, coupled with the depiction of Jesus’ Ascension in the book of Acts. After reading those I was struck by this line from the General Thanksgiving: “that we may show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives”. Hannah teaches us the power and persistence of prayer, while the angels teach us to then go forth and live as followers of Jesus when they ask the disciples why they continue to gaze up into heaven after Jesus has ascended. It’s one of my favorite lines in Scripture: “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up to heaven?” In other words – get busy, Jesus needs you more than ever.
(Click HERE for help with the daily readings.)
St. Paul’s Cycle of Prayer for Sunday: Pray for staff, vestry, wardens and clergy. Pray for the Rector Search committee. Click HERE for the rector search prayer.
Sing to the Lord a new song. Psalm 96 has such beautiful language, calling us to praise God, to join with all creation:
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea thunder and all that is in it; *
let the field be joyful and all that is therein. Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy before the LORD
How will you sing a new song to God today? A song of praise and thanksgiving?
Welcome to my prayer blog, where I am inviting anyone to join in praying at least one of the Daily Offices. I also will include thoughts from time to time. Everyone is welcome, for people of St. Paul’s, Delray Beach, I am also including a daily “St. Paul’s Cycle of Prayer”.
If you click on “Prayer Instructions” on the left you will see links to several online Daily Office sites and phone apps as well. Feel free to use your BCP if you prefer!