Morning Prayer: Thu, 08 Dec – Psalm 98:1-4; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38 ~ God’s plan unfolds
Because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.
Morning Prayer: Wed, 07 Dec – Psalm 103:1-4, 8 & 10; Isaiah 40:25-31; Matthew 11:28-30 ~ rest for my soul
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Morning Prayer: Tue, 06 Dec – Psalm 96:1-3, 10-13; Isaiah 40:1-11; Matthew 18:12-14 ~ Comfort, comfort my people
O Zion, messenger of good news, shout from the mountaintops! Shout it louder, O Jerusalem. Shout, and do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, “Your God is coming!” Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes. He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.
Morning Prayer: Mon, 05 Dec – Psalm 85:9-14; Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 5:17-26 ~ be strong and fearless; help is on the way
“Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.”
2nd Sunday of Advent, 04 Dec: Isa 11:1-10; Psa 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Rom 15:4-9; Mt 3:1-12 ~ live in complete harmony
May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Morning Prayer: Fri, 02 Dec – Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14; Isaiah 29:17-24; Matthew 9:27-31 ~ confident, patient, and brave
I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.”