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From “Common Prayer: A Liturgy For Ordinary Radicals” (Nov. 16th, p. 521-522)

O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you
as the day rises to meet the sun.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Come let us bow down and bend the knee: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Teach us to proclaim with our lives: that we have no God but you.

Psalm 81:8-12
Hear, O my people, and I will admonish you: O Israel, if you would but listen to me!
There shall be no strange god among you: you shall not worship a foreign god.
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and said: “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”
And yet my people did not hear my voice: and Israel would not obey me.
So I gave them over to the stubbornness of their hearts: to follow their own devices.

Teach us to proclaim with our lives: that we have no God but you.

Zechariah 9:9-16 Revelation 17:1-18

Teach us to proclaim with our lives: that we have no God but you.

Athenagoras said of the early church, “They charge us on two points: that we do not sacrifice and that we do not believe in the same gods as the State.”

Prayers for Others

Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Lord, keep us from following the gods of pride, stubbornness, vanity, sloth, greed, and comfort that beckon for our allegiance every day. You brought us through the night watches, you who neither slumber nor sleep. We pray to follow you along the path of generosity, humility, and love throughout this day. Amen.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing,
at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing,
once again into our doors. Amen