Morning Prayer: 01 January – Numbers 6:22-27; Luke 2:16-21 ~ May the Lord bless you and protect you.

The 8th Day of Christmastide

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

Opening Sentence

Today a wonderful mystery is announced: something new has taken place: God has become man; He remained what He was and has become that which He was not; and though the two natures remain distinct, He is one.

Morning Reading: Numbers 6:22-27 NLT

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing:

‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’

Whenever Aaron and his sons bless the people of Israel in my name, I myself will bless them.”

Morning Reading: Luke 2:16-21 NLT

Nativity

They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child. All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often. The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.

Eight days later, when the baby was circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel even before he was conceived.

Morning Prayer

Give glory to Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit.

+ Son of the Virgin Mary, wondrous child and prince of peace, may Your peace be a reality in the world.
+ Lord Jesus, may Your gift of faith grow stronger in us every day and find expression in all our ways of living.
+ You took our human nature to Yourself; help us to grow in humility and godliness.
+ You became a citizen of our world; make us fellow-citizens of Your heavenly kingdom.

God, our Father, grant that we may know the power of our Savior’s love for us – even Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, Your Son, the author of life, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.

“Hallelujah” – Lindsey Stirling- #aSaviorIsBorn

Blessing

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

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



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