Morning Prayer: Sat, 24 Sep – Psalm 8:9; Ecclesiastes 3:11-13; Matthew 20:25-28 ~ beautiful servants
God, our God, Your design for us is perfect in its friendliness. There is a purpose in all things; and whoso finds it wins strength to bear. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life for many.
Gracious God: You distribute Your special gifts to us as You see fit. Open avenues of opportunity for me to use the gifts and abilities that You have given me – to build up Your Church, to serve Your people, and to glorify You. And, in the process, may Your Kingdom come – in me. Amen.
On Your path, O my God, and not my own, be all my journeying. Rule this heart of mine that it be only Yours.
“O heart, hurry now and welcome your King to sit by the warmth of your fire.” (Henri Nouwen)
Follow the example of good men and women of old, who came to Me as empty vessels to be filled with treasure hidden deep within them by My hand.
Morning Prayer: Mon, 19 Sep – Psalm 22:26-28; 1 Chronicles 29:11-14; Mark 6:2-4 ~ everything is yours
Lord Jesus: You pour life into me, giving me speech, sense, desire, giving me thought and action. My fame or repute will be just as You allow: You mark the way before me. Help me to follow faithfully in Your footsteps until my life’s end. Amen.
25th Ordinary Sunday, 18 September: Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 ~ help others and make friends
God our Savior, you call us into your service. Make us wise and resourceful: children of the light who continue your work in this world with untiring concern for integrity and justice. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
Christ the King: You reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever. May I joyfully walk in the light of Your presence. Deliver me from every evil and grant me Your peace. Let Your Kingdom come, Lord, in me. Amen.