Morning Prayer: 09 January – 1 John 5:14-20 ~ God’s Son holds us securely

Saturday after Epiphany

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

Opening Sentence

Lord, we have long been like people You do not rule, people who do not bear Your name. Oh, that You would tear the heavens open and come down!

Morning Reading: 1 John 5:14-20 (NLT)

And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.

1 Jn 5.19

If you see a fellow believer sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it. All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death.

We know that God’s children do not make a practice of sinning, for God’s Son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.

And we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and he is eternal life.

Morning Prayer

The Word of God, eternally begotten of the Father, became in the fullness of time a child born for us and a son given to us. Blessed be the Lord.

+ Lord Jesus, be with us today – help us to live as men who have heard the good news of Your saving grace.
+ Sun of Justice, radiance of God’s glory and light of the world – help those who live in darkness and find no answer to their problems.
+ For us You became a child at Bethlehem – renew the childlike simplicity of our faith.
+ You are the living bread, the source of eternal life – fill our hearts with joy through the sacrament of Your body and blood.

God and Father, light of all mankind, make our hearts radiant with the splendour of that light which long ago You shed on our fathers in the faith, and give Your people the joy of lasting peace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

“Christmas Canon”– Trans-Siberian Orchestra


Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 24-25)

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