Morning Prayer: 09 July – Romans 12:14-16 – make me a blessing

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

Opening Sentence

Lord, we proclaim your love in the morning and your truth in the watches of the night.

Morning Reading: Romans 12:14-16 (NLT)

bless those who persecute you

Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

Morning Prayer

Heavenly Father: you have adopted us as brothers and sisters of your only Son, and through the ages have stayed with us and kept us in your love. Lord, help us as we work – keeping in mind the needs of the world.

+ We pray for all who plan and build in our cities: give them respect for every human value.

  • Pour out your Spirit on artists, craftsmen, and musicians: may their work bring variety, joy, and inspiration to our lives.
  • Be with us as the cornerstone of all that we build: for we can do nothing well without your aid.

+ You have created us anew in the resurrection of your Son: give us the grace to bless those around us.

  • Bless our enemies and those who persecute us: that they may repent and turn to you.
  • Give us empathetic hearts: that we may enter into others joys and sorrows.
  • And may we never get tired of doing good.

Lord, we praise you with voice and mind and deed; and since life itself is your gift, may all we have and all we are be yours. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Make Me a Blessing” – Luther Barnes


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!