Morning Prayer: 19 November – Psalm 56:1-4, 9-13; Isaiah 66:1-2 ~ trust God and tremble at His word

A Season of Thanksgiving

Morning Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening sentence

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
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Morning Reading: Psalm 56:1-4, 9-13 NLT

Stunning landmark: The iconic Eiffel Tower was lit up for the first time since the horrific attacks in Paris last Friday

Stunning landmark: The iconic Eiffel Tower was lit up for the first time since the horrific attacks in Paris last Friday

O God, have mercy on me, for people are hounding me. My foes attack me all day long. I am constantly hounded by those who slander me, and many are boldly attacking me.

But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.

I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
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My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know: God is on my side!

I praise God for what he has promised; yes, I praise the Lord for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?

I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help. For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.
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Morning Reading: Isaiah 66:1-2 NLT

This is what the Lord says:

“Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that? Could you build me such a resting place? My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine. I, the Lord, have spoken!

“I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.
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Prayer:

– Serve the Lord in holiness, and he will deliver us from the hands of our enemies.

Lord Jesus: thank You for all You have given us, accept and bless our work today. You offered Yourself to the Father on our behalf: join our offering with Yours. You are gentle and humble of heart: teach us to receive others as You did. As each day begins, may Your light rise in our hearts; may it shine forth in loving generosity and kindness to the world. Show Your mercy to those who are sick: may each new day increase their trust in You.

Almighty, ever-living God, we pray to You at morning, noon and evening: dispel from our hearts the darkness of sin, and bring us to the true light, Christ Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.

– Serve the Lord in holiness, and he will deliver us from the hands of our enemies.
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“Psalm 56 ~ light of life” – Sons of Korah


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Canticle

Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside me on my left and my right.

Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen



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