Morning Prayer: 17 November – Psalm 33:12-32; Romans 13:11, 12-13 ~ hope in the Lord, live in the light
Everlasting Wisdom, come to us: dwell with us and work in us today. Help us to be considerate and kind; grant that we may bring joy, not pain, to those we meet. Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
For Salafi-jihadists, though, killing large number of “apostates” is itself a worthy religious objective…. Capturing sex slaves has become nearly as important for Islamic State’s objectives as capturing territory.
Lord, be the beginning and end of all that we do and say. Prompt our actions with Your grace, and complete them with Your all-powerful help.
Sunday, 15 November: Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16:5, 8-11; Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 ~ God, my guard and my guide on the path of life
O Lord, You are our portion and cup, You support us all our days: hear our prayers for all your people, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Let our striving for Your kingdom not fall short through selfishness or fear: may the universe be alive with the Spirit, and our homes be the pledge of a world redeemed.
We have been baptized into Your death: may we be cleansed of greed and envy, and clothed in the strength and gentleness of Your love. We have been sealed with the Holy Spirit who has been given to us; confirm us in Your service, and help us to bear witness to You in the society in which we live. You continue to work in Your faithful people: create through us a new world where injustice and destruction will give way to growth, freedom and hope.
Heavenly Father: open our eyes that we may see You in the face of Your beloved Son. Christ greeted us with good news: may the world hear it through us, and find hope.
Father, give us Your strength. Turn our eyes to Jesus Christ Your Son. May He lead us in our journey that we might become like Him.