Morning Prayer: 19 January – 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5; Mark 2:23-28 ~ children of the light

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

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

Opening Sentence

Lord, send forth your light and your truth.

Morning Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 (NLT)

children of the light

But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.

Morning Reading: Mark 2:23-28 (NLT)

One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grain fields, his disciples began breaking off heads of grain to eat. But the Pharisees said to Jesus, “Look, why are they breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?”

Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He went into the house of God (during the days when Abiathar was high priest) and broke the law by eating the sacred loaves of bread that only the priests are allowed to eat. He also gave some to his companions.”

Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord, even over the Sabbath!”

Morning Prayer

Blessed be our Savior, Jesus Christ, who by his rising to new life has freed the world from fear. Lord, lead us to the truth.

+ Lord Jesus, as this day begins we remember that you are risen, and therefore we look to the future with confidence.
+ Hear our prayers this morning, and take to yourself our cares, our hopes, and our needs.
+ Deepen in us our love for you today, so that in all things we may find our good, and the good of others.
+ Lord Jesus, we pray that through our own troubles, we may learn to feel the sufferings of others; help us to show them your compassion.

True Light of the world, Lord Jesus Christ, as you enlighten all men for their salvation, give us grace, we pray, to herald your coming by preparing the ways of justice and of peace. You live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.

“God Of Mercy And Compassion” – God’s Country

Blessing

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

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

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