Morning Prayer: Mon, 22 Aug – Proverbs 6:6-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-13 ~ lazybones

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

Opening Sentence

As I arise today, may the strength of God pilot me, the power of God uphold me, the wisdom of God guide me.

Morning Reading: Proverbs 6:6-11 (NLT)

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise!

Sick Bulldog

Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.

But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up? A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

Morning Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:10-13 (NLT)

Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.”

idle minds

Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business. We command such people and urge them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and work to earn their own living. As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.

Prayer

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, in whom is the fullness of grace and the Spirit of God. Thank you for all your blessings.

+ Lord, give us your Spirit – that we may have peace of mind and generosity of heart
+ Lord, give us your Spirit – that we may have health and strength to do your will.
+ Lord, give us your Spirit – that we may be enfolded in your love throughout the day.
+ Lord, give us your Spirit – that we may be guided in our work throughout the day.
+ Lord, give us your Spirit – that we may pray for those in need in accordance with your will.

Almighty God, our Father, give us your Spirit and grant that we may come to the Kingdom of heaven and to the glory destined for your children. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Lazy Bones” – Leon Redbone

Blessing

Christ with me, Christ in me.

Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left; Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down; Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me; Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.

Christ with me, Christ in me.

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



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