Morning Prayer: 08 January – 1 John 5:5-13 ~ Who can win this battle against the world?

Friday after Epiphany

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

Opening Sentence

The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. John 1:4 (NLT)

Morning Reading: 1 John 5:5-13 (NLT)

Wrestlers John O’Reilly, 2008

And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.

And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross — not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony. So we have these three witnesses — the Spirit, the water, and the blood — and all three agree. Since we believe human testimony, surely we can believe the greater testimony that comes from God. And God has testified about his Son. All who believe in the Son of God know in their hearts that this testimony is true. Those who don’t believe this are actually calling God a liar because they don’t believe what God has testified about his Son.

And this is what God has testified: He has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God’s Son does not have life.

I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.

Morning Prayer

Christ came that creation might be freed from its slavery to corruption, and so enjoy the freedom of the sons of God. From all evil, save us through your birth.

+ Lord Jesus, You came to bring us new life – renew us by the mystery of Your birth.
+ Christ, God and man, may Your divine life penetrate our humanity – may we live as sons and daughters of God.
+ Light of the nations, teacher of holiness – may Your word enlighten our path through life.
+ You were made flesh in Mary’s womb – dwell always in our hearts through faith.

God, our Father, when Your Only-Begotten Son revealed himself in flesh and blood, we came to know Him as our fellow-man. May He transform us inwardly until we bear His likeness, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.

“The Victor’s Crown” – Darlene Zschech

You are always fighting for us | Heaven’s angels all around | My delight is found in knowing | That You wear the Victor’s crown | You’re my help and my defender | You’re my Savior and my friend | By Your grace I live and breathe | To worship You

At the mention of Your greatness | In Your Name I will bow down | In Your presence fear is silent | For You wear the Victor’s crown | Let Your glory fill this temple | Let Your power overflow | By Your grace I live and breathe | To worship You

Hallelujah | You have overcome | You have overcome | Hallelujah | Jesus You have overcome the world

You are ever interceding | As the lost become the found | You can never be defeated | For You wear the Victor’s crown | You are Jesus the Messiah | You’re the Hope of all the world | By Your grace I live and breathe | To worship You

Every high thing must come down | Every stronghold shall be broken | You wear the Victor’s crown | You will overcome | You will overcome

At the cross the work was finished | You were buried in the ground | But the grave could not contain You | For You wear the Victor’s crown

Hallelujah | You have overcome | You have overcome | Hallelujah | Jesus You have overcome the world

Every high thing must come down | Every stronghold shall be broken | You wear the Victor’s crown | You will overcome | You will overcome

Blessing

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:5 (NLT)

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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