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Praying Advent: Day 8

Praying Advent: Day 8

Praise     

Lauds (Traditional hour: dawn/waking up)
Laudate, omnes gentes, laudate Dominum! [Sing praises, all people, sing praises to the Lord!]

We greet the new day by praising the Creator.

Opening:

Praise the Lord, O my soul:
Praise God’s holy name.

Scripture

Take off the garment of your sorrow and affliction, O Jerusalem,
and put on forever the beauty of the glory from God.

Put on the robe of the righteousness that comes from God;
put on your head the diadem of the glory of the Everlasting;

for God will show your splendor everywhere under heaven.

For God will give you evermore the name,
“Righteous Peace, Godly Glory.”

Arise, O Jerusalem, stand upon the height;
look toward the east,

and see your children gathered from west and east
at the word of the Holy One,
rejoicing that God has remembered them.

For they went out from you on foot,
led away by their enemies;

but God will bring them back to you,
carried in glory, as on a royal throne.

For God has ordered that every high mountain and the everlasting hills be made low
and the valleys filled up, to make level ground,
so that Israel may walk safely in the glory of God.

The woods and every fragrant tree
have shaded Israel at God’s command.

For God will lead Israel with joy,
in the light of his glory,
with the mercy and righteousness that come from him.

-Baruch 5:1-9 NRSV

Meditation

What word or words from worship today have found a home in your heart? Share these words with someone close to you.

Prayers

Come, Emmanuel, come dwell with me.
Hope of the world and Word of life:
Come, Emmanuel, come dwell with me.

Going Out

Praise the Lord, O my soul:
Praise God’s holy name.

Prayer form adapted from:
1Daily prayer for all seasons. (2014). New York, N.Y.: Church Publishing.

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