AS EACH MORNING the shepherd waters his flock, Lord,
I want to lead these sheep to You, the source of life,
so that in You they may have the water of life today.
As each morning the shepherd arises and
goes toward the mountain, so, Lord,
each morning on my knees,
I want to arise and
lead my village toward your High Places,
that it may live this day close to You.
– Michel Bouttier
Prayers for My Village
From page 29 of Prayers for My Village by Michel Bouttier. Translated from the French by Lamar Williamson. Copyright © 1994 by Lamar Williamson. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.
Extol the LORD our God, and worship at his holy mountain; for the LORD our God is holy.
Psalm 99:9, NRSV
As you begin prayer time today, become aware of your breath. Share your thoughts.
The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!
Psalm 99:1, NRSV
This Week: pray for community leaders. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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This week we remember: Ignatius of Antioch (October 17).
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