Morning Prayer: 07 January – Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 4:14-22 ~ the time has come for the Lord to show his kindness

Thursday after Epiphany

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

Opening Sentence

The Lord has done marvelous things: let them be made known to the whole world.

Morning Reading: Isaiah 9:6-7 (NLT)

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His government and its peace will never end. He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity. The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!

Morning Reading: Luke 4:14-22 (NLT)

Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region. He taught regularly in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:

shofar

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”

He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”

Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. “How can this be?” they asked. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

Morning Prayer

Glory to You, Lord Jesus Christ. Through You God’s salvation reaches to the boundaries of the earth.

+ Christ, God our Redeemer, You have drawn all men to Yourself – break down the walls of prejudice that separate man from man.
+ Christ, God’s Word made flesh, You came to live among us – help us to recognize all the ways You are present in the Church and in the lives of men and women.
+ Christ, God’s Word revealed – may our faith and practice be consistent with Your teaching.
+ Immanuel, God with us, renew our lives completely – make us a people You can call your own.

Lord, may the radiance of Your glory light up our hearts and bring us through the shadows of this world until we reach our homeland of everlasting light. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

“Days of Elijah” – Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Blessing

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

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



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