Day 41

Call to Prayer

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

from “The Book of Common Prayer”

Silence

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Read Acts 19

Prayer of Response

God, send your Spirit to refresh, convict, and renew. Do extraordinary things. Heal the sick. Rescue the lost. Bring repentance. Put to death our cynicism, pride, and arrogance, and clothe us in courage and humility. Work mightily in our midst! Amen.

Prayers of Supplication

For the homeless in our city.
For a willingness to forgive a friend or family member For a new connection with a coworker.

Paul Adams