Morning Prayer: 11 June – James 4:13-17 ~ like the morning fog

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

Opening Sentence

O Lord, I trust in your merciful love. My heart will rejoice in your salvation.

Morning Reading: James 4:13-17 (NLT)

girl in the fog

Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog — it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.” Otherwise you are boasting about your own pretentious plans, and all such boasting is evil.

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

Morning Prayer

God is love: he who dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him. In Jesus Christ we see how God loves us.

+ You have given us life and light this morning – thank you for such great gifts.
+ You are sole master of the future – keep me from despair and the fear of what is to come.
+ Love has no ambition to seek anything for itself – strengthen my will to give up selfishness today.
+ Your love in us can overcome all things – let there be no limit to my faith, my hope, and my endurance.

Lord God, in your wisdom you created me, by your providence you rule me: penetrate my inmost being with your holy light, so that my way of life may always be one of faithful service to you. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

“Oceans” – Hillsong United


Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

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