Pastor's Daily Prayers
Messiah Daily Prayers
Lectionary Week 30 
October 25 thru November 1
 
OPENING  
God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me
Glory to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen
 
DAILY PSALM 119
41Let your steadfast love come to | me, O LORD,
      and your salvation, according | to your promise.
42Then shall I have a word for | those who taunt me,
      because I trust | in your word.
43Do not take the word of truth out | of my mouth,
      for my hope is | in your judgments.
44I will always | keep your teaching,
      forev- | er and ever.
45I will | walk at liberty,
      because I study | your commandments.
46I will tell of your decrees | before kings
      and will not | be ashamed.
47I will delight in | your commandments,
      your commandments | that I love.
48I will lift up my hands to | your commandments,
      and I will meditate | on your statutes.
 
DAILY READINGS
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25, 2020 
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 on how to conduct ourselves as good citizens among our neighbors
Matthew 22:34-46 on loving God and loving neighbor

MONDAY James 2:8-13 reiterates what Jesus said yesterday, “love your neighbor as yourself.” 
 
TUESDAY James 2:14-26 – faith in God is gift from God. Faith in God always expresses itself in doing good. 
 
WEDNESDAY Matthew 19:16-22 – following the self-giving ways of Jesus is the way to keeping good commandments
 
THURSDAY Proverbs 16:21-23 brings one sentence insights. Any one of these could provide an invaluable perspective for a lifetime. 
 
FRIDAY Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 20-25 is the Great Commandment that Jesus quoted in last Sunday’s Gospel, the conversation with the lawyer about which is the greatest commandment 
 
SATURDAY I Thessalonians 2:1-8 is tomorrow’s second reading. 
 
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2020 / LECTIONARY WEEK 31
Micah 3:5-12 signals God’s judgment on corrupt leaders
Matthew 23:1-12 – Jesus preaches on the corrupt religious hierarchy of his day
 
RESPONSE AFTER THE READING 
O Lord, watch over us this day 
PRAYERS
 
DAILY PRAYER – Merciful God, grant us grace to love you with heart, soul, and mind. Teach us to love our neighbors as ourselves. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS IN THE MORNING 
I give thanks to you, my heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected me thru the night form all danger and harm. I ask that you would protect me today from sin and every danger, so that my life and actions please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be with me so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS AT NOON 
Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms. Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved. Amen
 
PRAY THIS IN THE EVENING
We give thanks to you, heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have graciously protected us today. We ask you to forgive us all our sins, where we have done wrong, and graciously to protect us this night. Into your hands we commend ourselves: our bodies, our souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angels be with us, so that the wicked foe may have no power over us. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR OUR SCHOOLS 
Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively places for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom. Grant that those who teach and learn may find you to be the source of all truth. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR HARVEST 
Gracious God, when you open your hand you satisfy the desire of every living being. Bless the land and waters, and give the world a plentiful harvest. Let your Spirit go forth to renew the face of the earth and save us from selfish use of your gifts. Amen 
 
INTERCESSIONS FOR THIS WEEK 
Joan Malkie recovery from surgery
Diane Maenpa ankle surgery on October 28 
Sue Burkholder and family mourning the death of Sue’s mother 
Rick Reinker recovering from surgery 
Jordan Eble and Sam Perts, scheduled to marry in September
Ashtabula, gathering to remember Bud Hill on November 1st
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in health and safety, today and every day. Amen



Messiah Daily Prayers
20th Sunday after Pentecost 
October 18 thru October 25
 
OPENING  
God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me
Glory to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen
 
DAILY PSALM 96
1Sing to the LORD | a new song;
sing to the LORD, | all the earth.
2Sing to the LORD, bless the name | of the LORD;
proclaim God's salvation from | day to day.
3Declare God's glory a- | mong the nations
and God's wonders a- | mong all peoples.
4For great is the LORD and greatly | to be praised,
more to be feared | than all gods.
5As for all the gods of the nations, they | are but idols;
but you, O LORD, have | made the heavens.
6Majesty and magnificence are | in your presence;
power and splendor are in your | sanctuary.
7Ascribe to the LORD, you families | of the peoples,
ascribe to the LORD hon- | or and power.
8Ascribe to the LORD the honor due the | holy name;
bring offerings and enter the courts | of the LORD.
9Worship the LORD in the beau- | ty of holiness;
tremble before the LORD, | all the earth.
10Tell it out among the nations: "The | LORD is king!
The one who made the world so firm that it cannot be moved 
will judge the peo- | ples with equity."
11Let 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.
12Then shall all the trees of the wood shout for joy at your com- | ing, O LORD,
for you come to | judge the earth.
13You will judge the | world with righteousness
and the peoples | with your truth.
 
DAILY READINGS
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2020
Isaiah 45:1-7 Cyrus, though he is Emperor of Pagan Persia, does God’s will 
Matthew 22:15-22 Jesus teaches about what is owed to the emperor and what is owed to God 
 
MONDAY DANIEL 3:1-30. Readings this week reflect back on Sunday’s Gospel. Jesus spoke about our relationship with government and with God. In today’s reading the government is hostile to the three men. It’s a great story, the fiery furnace. Perhaps the best part of the story when a fourth person is seen alongside the three men. How many times in our ordeals has there not also been a “fourth” person, unseen and unnoticed, but right in the thick of things with us. That’s God, or one of God’s angels. 
 
TUESDAY 6:1-28. In yesterday’s reading three men disobey a hostile government. In today’s reading Daniel disobeys a hostile government. This time the one who is in the thick of it alongside of Daniel is identified as an angel. Sometimes the most angelic thing we may do is just to be alongside another.
 
WEDNESDAY MATTHEW 17:22-27 coincides with Sunday’s gospel when Jesus said pay to Caesar the tax that is due Caesar. In today’s story Jesus pays the temple tax after a bit of really creative fund raising. He performs the stipulated religious duty of the day. Now he is free to serve God and neighbor. 
 
THURSDAY DEUTERONOMY 17:14-20. Moses grants permission for the people to name a king. But Moses insists the authority, power, and reach of the king must have boundaries. That’s good advice for any era, any culture: power must respect boundaries. 
 
FRIDAY REVELATION 18:1-0, 19-20. All week our texts have reflected on the relationship of the citizen to the government. Today’s reading reminds us of a lesson learned again and again. Corrupt governments collapse and fall. It may take some time. But they will fall. One of the lessons of this text is for good citizens to promote responsible government. 
 
SATURDAY I THESSALONIANS 2:1-8 is the second reading appointed for tomorrow. Paul recalls his gentle, nurturing approach to the congregation at Thessalonica. That’s a good way to be in any time, in any place. 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 25, 2020 
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 on how to conduct ourselves as good citizens among our neighbors
Matthew 22:34-46 on loving God and loving neighbor
 
RESPONSE AFTER THE READING 
The Lord our God calls us by name
 
PRAYERS
 
DAILY PRAYER – O God, strengthen us to speak and live your ways with conviction, grace, and joy. Amen
 
PRAY THIS IN THE MORNING 
I give thanks to you, my heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected me thru the night form all danger and harm. I ask that you would protect me today from sin and every danger, so that my life and actions please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be with me so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS AT NOON 
Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms. Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved. Amen
 
PRAY THIS IN THE EVENING
We give thanks to you, heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have graciously protected us today. We ask you to forgive us all our sins, where we have done wrong, and graciously to protect us this night. Into your hands we commend ourselves: our bodies, our souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angels be with us, so that the wicked foe may have no power over us. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR OUR SCHOOLS 
Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively places for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom. Grant that those who teach and learn may find you to be the source of all truth. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR HARVEST 
Gracious God, when you open your hand you satisfy the desire of every living being. Bless the land and waters, and give the world a plentiful harvest. Let your Spirit go forth to renew the face of the earth and save us from selfish use of your gifts. Amen 
 
INTERCESSIONS FOR THIS WEEK 
Joan and Carl Malkie, celebrating their 6thwedding anniversary
Joan Malkie, surgery on October 21 
Sue Burkholder and family mourning the death of Sue’s mother 
The homeless and vulnerable who come to Messiah for food and help
Messiah’s semi-annual meeting after church on October 25th
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in light and peace, in health and safety, today and every day. Amen


Messiah Daily Prayers
19th Sunday after Pentecost 
October 11 thru October 18
 
OPENING  
God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me
Glory to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen
 
DAILY PSALM 34
1I will bless the LORD | at all times;
the praise of God shall ever be | in my mouth.
2I will glory | in the LORD;
let the lowly hear | and rejoice.
3Proclaim with me the greatness | of the LORD;
let us exalt God's | name together.
4I sought the LORD, who | answered me
and delivered me from | all my terrors.
5Look upon the LORD | and be radiant,
and let not your faces | be ashamed.
6I called in my affliction, and | the LORD heard me
and saved me from | all my troubles.
7The angel of the LORD encamps around those who | fear the LORD
and de- | livers them.
8Taste and see that the | LORD is good;
happy are they who take ref- | uge in God!
9Fear the LORD, you saints | of the LORD,
for those who fear the | LORD lack nothing.
10The lions are in want and | suffer hunger,
but those who seek the LORD lack nothing | that is good.
11Come, children, and lis- | ten to me;
I will teach you reverence | for the LORD.
12Who among you takes plea- | sure in life
and desires long life to en- | joy prosperity?
13Keep your | tongue from evil
and your lips from | lying words.
14Turn from evil | and do good;
seek peace | and pursue it.
15The eyes of the LORD are up- | on the righteous,
and God's ears are open | to their cry.
16The face of the LORD is against those | who do evil,
to erase the remembrance of them | from the earth.
17The righteous cry, and | the LORD hears them
and delivers them from | all their troubles.
18The LORD is near to the | brokenhearted
and saves those whose spir- | its are crushed.
19Many are the troubles | of the righteous,
but the LORD delivers them from | every one.
20God will keep safe | all their bones;
not one of them | shall be broken.
21Evil will bring death | to the wicked
and those who hate the righteous | will be punished.
22O LORD, you redeem the life | of your servants,
and those who put their trust in you will | not be punished.
 
DAILY READINGS
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2020 
Isaiah 25:1-9 – from Mt Zion God prepares a feast
Matthew 22:1-14 – parable of the wedding guests 
 
MONDAY EXODUS 19:7-20. Yesterday’s Isaiah reading promised end time blessings will flow from Jerusalem’s Mt Zion. Today’s reading takes us to Mt. Sinai. It’s a dramatic story of God calling Moses up the mountain and God appearing to Moses on that mountain. 
 
TUESDAY AMOS 9:5-15. Amos usually spells doom for the ancient world at the mercy of the Assyrian Empire. But the final verses of Amos end with a word of hope. From Mt. Zion shall drip sweet wine. Hills shall flow with sweet wine. 
 
WEDNESDAY JOHN 6:25-35. The daily readings shift from mountains to Lake Galilee. Jesus introduces himself as bread of life and promises true bread from heaven. The people ask, “Give us this bread always.”  (In John 4 the woman at the well had asked Jesus to give her “this living water” always.)
 
THURSDAY SONG OF SOLOMON 7:10—8:4. The Amos and John readings introduced the theme of plentiful abundance. Song of Solomon references fields and vineyards and pomegranates and wine. Many interpret this poem about a rendezvous between two lovers as a metaphor for our interchange with God in prayer. 
 
FRIDAY PHILIPPIANS 3:13—4:1. No mountains or food talk today. This anticipates the Philippians reading scheduled for Sunday. Of all the congregations he started, the folk at Philippi were perhaps Paul’s favorite. They were beset with challenges unique to their circumstance, as all communities are. Paul is stirring when he writes, “I press on toward the goal  . . . straining forward for what lies ahead.”
 
SATURDAY MATTHEW 17:22-27. This anticipates tomorrow’s teaching from Jesus about rendering to Caesar and to God. In this story Jesus practices what he preaches. He pays the temple tax. Sure, it’s unjust and for a questionable cause. He does not worry about that or let that distract from his mission. 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18, 2020
Isaiah 45:1-7 Cyrus, though he is Emperor of Persia, does God’s will 
Matthew 22:15-22 Jesus teaches about what is owed to the emperor and what is owed to God 
 
RESPONSE AFTER THE READING 
May the peace of God guard our hearts and minds  
 
PRAYERS
 
DAILY PRAYER – Lord Jesus, in the bread and cup of holy communion you offer us a rich feast. Fill us with your life as you hold us in your eternal embrace. Amen
 
 
PRAY THIS IN THE MORNING 
I give thanks to you, my heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected me thru the night form all danger and harm. I ask that you would protect me today from sin and every danger, so that my life and actions please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be with me so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS AT NOON 
Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms. Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved. Amen
 
PRAY THIS IN THE EVENING
We give thanks to you, heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have graciously protected us today. We ask you to forgive us all our sins, where we have done wrong, and graciously to protect us this night. Into your hands we commend ourselves: our bodies, our souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angels be with us, so that the wicked foe may have no power over us. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR OUR SCHOOLS 
Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively places for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom. Grant that those who teach and learn may find you to be the source of all truth. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR HARVEST 
Gracious God, when you open your hand you satisfy the desire of every living being. Bless the land and waters, and give the world a plentiful harvest. Let your Spirit go forth to renew the face of the earth and save us from selfish use of your gifts. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS PRAYER TO CURE THE CORONA VIRUS
Holy Trinity, drive away this virus from our bodies, from our buildings, from our atmosphere. Give us victory over this disease and enable us to serve you now and evermore. Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in light and peace, in health and safety, today and every day. Amen



Messiah Daily Prayers
18th Sunday after Pentecost 
October 4 thru October 11
 
OPENING  
God, come to my assistance.
Lord, make haste to help me
Glory to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; 
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen
 
DAILY PSALM 144
1Blessed be the | LORD my rock,
who trains my hands to fight and my fin- | gers to battle;
2my help and my fortress, my stronghold and | my deliverer,
my shield in whom I trust, who subdues the peoples | under me.
3O LORD, what are human beings that you should | care for us,
mere mortals that you should | think of us?
4We are like a | puff of wind;
our days are like a | passing shadow.
5Bow your heavens, O LORD, | and come down;
touch the mountains, and | they shall smoke.
6Hurl the lightning and | scatter them;
shoot out your ar- | rows and rout them.
7Stretch out your hand | from on high;
rescue me and deliver me from the great waters, 
from the hand of | foreign peoples,
8whose mouths | speak deceitfully
and whose right hand is | raised in falsehood.
9O God, I will sing to you | a new song;
I will play to you on a | ten-stringed lyre.
10You give victo- | ry to rulers
and have rescued Da- | vid your servant.
11Rescue me from the hurtful sword 
and deliver me from the hand of | foreign peoples,
whose mouths speak deceitfully 
and whose right hand is | raised in falsehood.
12May our sons be like plants well nurtured | from their youth,
and our daughters like sculptured corners | of a palace.
13May our barns be filled with crops of | every kind;
may the flocks in our pastures increase by thousands 
and | tens of thousands.
14May our cattle be | fat and sleek.
May there be no breaching of the walls, no going into exile, 
no wailing in the | public squares.
15Happy are the people of whom | this is so!
Happy are the people whose God | is the LORD!
 
DAILY READINGS
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4th
Isaiah 5:1-7. Israel as God’s vineyard 
Matthew 21:33-46 is the parable of the vineyard owner’s son.  
 
MONDAY EZEKIEL 19:10-14. A vineyard was a common Old Testament image for ancient Israel. This reading describes her health and then loss of health. Nations rise and fall. Injustice, greed, and misuse of military contribute to the fall. 
 
TUESDAY ISAIAH 27:2-6. This is a song about ancient Israel. She was intended to be God’s prized vineyard that gave the produce of justice and law. Because she produced injustice and greed, God opposes her. This may be applied to any institution that forsakes ideals of responsibility and accountability.
 
WEDNESDAY MATTHEW 8:5-13. A pagan Centurion appeals to Jesus on behalf of the centurion’s servant. Jesus says, “never in Israel have I found such faith.” This centurion in Matthew 8 contrasts significantly with the religious authorities in Matthew 21:23. 
 
THURSDAY SONG OF SOLOMON 8:5-14. This is yet another reference to a vineyard, the last we’ll hear this week. The vividly romantic language in Song of Solomon is often interpreted as an analogy for the union of the soul with God or the union of the church with Christ. 
 
FRIDAY FIRST PETER 2:4-10. Peter refers to Christ as living stone, the foundation for our faith. This corresponds to Matthew 22:42 when Jesus told the religious elite that he, Jesus, is foundation on which faithful people of God dwell. 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 11, 2020 
Isaiah 25:1-9 – feast of victory 
Matthew 22:1-14 – parable of the unwelcome guest. 
 
RESPONSE AFTER THE READING 
O God, let your face shine on us this day. 
 
PRAYERS
 
DAILY PRAYER
– God, give us strength in the days ahead that our lives may proclaim the resurrection of Jesus, our Savior and Lord. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS IN THE MORNING 
I give thanks to you, my heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected me thru the night form all danger and harm. I ask that you would protect me today from sin and every danger, so that my life and actions may please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be with me so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS AT NOON 
Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms. Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved. Amen
 
PRAY THIS IN THE EVENING
We give thanks to you, heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have graciously protected us today. We ask you to forgive us all our sins, where we have done wrong, and graciously to protect us this night. Into your hands we commend ourselves: our bodies, our souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angels be with us, so that the wicked foe may have no power over us. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR OUR SCHOOLS 
Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively places for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom. Grant that those who teach and learn may find you to be the source of all truth. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR HARVEST 
Gracious God, when you open your hand you satisfy the desire of every living being. Bless the land and waters, and give the world a plentiful harvest. Let your Spirit go forth to renew the face of the earth and save us from selfish use of your gifts. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS PRAYER TO CURE THE CORONA VIRUS
Holy Trinity, drive away this virus from our bodies, from our buildings, from our atmosphere. Give us victory over this disease and enable us to serve you now and evermore. Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in light and peace, in health and safety, today and every day. Amen



Messiah Daily Prayers
17th Sunday after Pentecost 
September 27 thru October 4
 
OPENING  
Blessed be the Holy Trinity -- Creator, Redeemer, Sanctifier 
Who gives life, healing, and resurrection  
 
DAILY PSALM 28
1 O LORD, I call to you; my rock, do not be deaf | to my cry;
lest, if you do not hear me, I become like those 
who go down | to the pit.
2 Hear the voice of my prayer when I cry | out to you,
when I lift up my hands to your ho- | ly of holies.
3 Do not snatch me away with the wicked or with the | evildoers,
who speak peaceably with their neighbors, 
while strife is | in their hearts.
4 Repay them according to their deeds, 
and according to the wickedness | of their actions.
According to the work of their hands repay them, 
and give them their | just deserts.
5 They have no understanding of the LORD's works 
or the deeds | of God's hands;
therefore God will break them down and not | build them up.
6 Blessed | be the LORD,
who has heard the voice | of my prayer.
7 You, LORD, are my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in you, 
and I | have been helped;
so my heart exults, and with my song I give | thanks to you.
8 You, LORD, are the strength | of your people,
a safe refuge for | your anointed.
9 Save your people and bless | your inheritance;
shepherd them and carry | them forever.
 
DAILY READINGS
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 17th 
EZEKIEL 18:1-4, 25-32 – the people are encouraged to turn away from playing the blame game and despair and turn to God.
Matthew 21:23-32 – Jesus tells the parable about two kinds of people. Some say yes but do not follow thru. Some say no but do follow thru. 
 
MONDAY JUDGES 14:1-20 – Look at the chaos in this reading. Parents disapprove of Samson’s choice for a bride. He shares honey from an unclean source. He throws a party, then teases his guests. His wife nags him. He kills 30 men then gives the wife away to the best man. Sometimes people waste the strength God has given them. 
 
TUESDAY JUDGES 16:1-22 – The low character quality of Samson continues. He goes into Philistine territory to visit a prostitute. Then he falls in love with Delilah, who will lead to his demise. He mocks Delilah. Finally, he trusts her with the secret of his mistake. 
 
WEDNESDAY JUDGES 16:23-31 – Delilah had betrayed Samson to the Philistines. They had gouged out his eyes and made a spectacle of him at a religious feast. He asks God for one more vengeful show of strength. He succeeds in killing the party goers and himself. One of the lessons from Samson’s wasted life is it is common to squander the strength God has given us. 
 
THURSDAY MATTHEW 9:2-8 – Jesus speaks and Jesus acts. He forgives the paralyzed men. Then he heals the paralyzed man. Jesus shows us how to be people of words and acts. 
 
FRIDAY JOSHUA 4:1-10, 19-24 – The people cross the Jordan River, safely entering the Promised Land. They take twelve stones, one for each tribe, and arrange them as a permanent reminder of their journey home. They received the land from God as gift. How they conduct themselves will be their task. 
 
SATURDAY Philippians 1:3-30 – Paul writes from prison to the community at Philippi. They (and we) have heard the words of the gospel. Paul tells them (and us) to live lives worthy of that gospel. 
 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4, 2020 
Isaiah 5:1-7 is a poem about Israel as God’s vineyard. She did not yield the justice she was called to yield. So, for a time, she became desolate.
Mathew 21:33-46 – Religious leaders plot Jesus’ death. Using images from Isaiah 5, Jesus tells a parable that predicts his death. Unwittingly, those who plotted against Jesus, are part of the fulfillment of his ministry. 
 
RESPONSE AFTER THE READING 
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul 
 
PRAYERS
 
DAILY PRAYER – O God, we than you that your son came among us as a servant. Guide us by your Holy Spirit into the way ways of His mind that we may serve all people. Amen
 
PRAY THIS IN THE MORNING 
I give thanks to you, my heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected me thru the night form all danger and harm. I ask that you would protect me today from sin and every danger, so that my life and actions may please you. Into your hands I commend my body and soul and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be with me so that the wicked foe may have no power over me. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS AT NOON 
Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms. Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved. Amen
 
PRAY THIS IN THE EVENING
We give thanks to you, heavenly Father, thru Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have graciously protected us today. We ask you to forgive us all our sins, where we have done wrong, and graciously to protect us this night. Into your hands we commend ourselves: our bodies, our souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angels be with us, so that the wicked foe may have no power over us. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR OUR SCHOOLS 
Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively places for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom. Grant that those who teach and learn may find you to be the source of all truth. Amen
 
PRAYER FOR HARVEST 
Gracious God, when you open your hand you satisfy the desire of every living being. Bless the land and waters, and give the world a plentiful harvest. Let your Spirit go forth to renew the face of the earth and save us from selfish use of your gifts. Amen 
 
PRAY THIS PRAYER TO CURE THE CORONA VIRUS
Holy Trinity, drive away this virus from our bodies, from our buildings, from our atmosphere. Give us victory over this disease and enable us to serve you now and evermore. Amen
 
CLOSING 
God keep us in light and peace, in health and safety, today and every day. Amen