Morning Prayer: 03 March – Luke 11:14-23 ~ with me or against me?

Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

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

Opening Sentence

Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. (Isaiah 55:6)

Morning Reading: Luke 11:14-23 (NLT)

One day Jesus cast out a demon from a man who couldn’t speak, and when the demon was gone, the man began to speak. The crowds were amazed, but some of them said, “No wonder he can cast out demons. He gets his power from Satan, the prince of demons.” Others, trying to test Jesus, demanded that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.

Gentlemen-8

He knew their thoughts, so he said, “Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A family splintered by feuding will fall apart. You say I am empowered by Satan. But if Satan is divided and fighting against himself, how can his kingdom survive? And if I am empowered by Satan, what about your own exorcists? They cast out demons, too, so they will condemn you for what you have said. But if I am casting out demons by the power of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you. For when a strong man like Satan is fully armed and guards his palace, his possessions are safe — until someone even stronger attacks and overpowers him, strips him of his weapons, and carries off his belongings.

“Anyone who isn’t with me opposes me, and anyone who isn’t working with me is actually working against me.

Morning Prayer

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, the radiant light of the world. You guide me along the path of light and I no longer live in darkness. Christ, my Savior, may I grow in your likeness today.

+ Lord Jesus, you are the Way – may I follow your leadership throughout the day.
+ Lord Jesus, you are the Truth – may I reflect your purity of heart in all my actions today.
+ Lord Jesus, you are the Life – may I be a life-giving presence to all I encounter today.
+ Draw me close to you – may I treasure your friendship and come to know its depth.
+ Teach me to work with you for the good of all, whether the time is right or not.
+ Forgive my sins against your wisdom and love – may your word light up my way.

Merciful God, I approach your throne of grace and humbly ask that you prepare me – body, mind and spirit – to celebrate Easter with an ever greater appreciation for the paschal mystery. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“God With Us” – Jesus Culture

You are matchless in grace and mercy | There is nowhere we can hide from Your love | You are steadfast, never failing, You are faithful | All creation is in awe of who You are

You’re the healer of the sick and the broken | You are comfort for every heart that mourns | Our King and our Savior forever | For eternity we will sing of all You’ve done | For eternity we will sing of all You’ve done

God with us, God for us | Nothing can come against, | no one can stand between us | God with us, God for us | Nothing can come against, | no one can stand between us

Your heart, it moves with compassion | There is life, there is healing in Your love | You’re the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit | For eternity we will sing of all You’ve done

Where there was death, You brought life, Lord | Where there was fear, You brought courage | When I was afraid, You were with me | And You lifted me up, and You lifted me up

Closing Sentence

Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously. (Isaiah 55:7)

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



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1 reply

  1. Love that last paragraph. Isaiah is full of astonishing wisdom and commands and the foreshadowing of our Lord Yeshua.

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