Morning Prayer: Tue, 23 August – Proverbs 5:15, 18; Romans 13:11-13 ~ live decent lives for all to see

+ 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 5:15, 18 (NLT)

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Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife.
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Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Morning Reading: Romans 13:11-13 (NLT)

Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.

Prayer

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, the high priest of our faith: you have called us to share the life of God. You are our Savior and our God.

+ Almighty King, you have made us a royal priesthood – may we offer you a constant sacrifice of praise.
+ Help us to keep your commandments – so that through your Holy Spirit we may dwell in you, and you in us.
+ Everlasting Wisdom, come to us – dwell with us and work in us today.
+ Help us to be considerate and kind – grant that we may bring joy, not pain, to those we meet.

As the day unfolds, Lord, look with favor on us and, in your saving love, let your light penetrate the hidden places of our hearts. May no sordid desires darken our minds, renewed and enlightened as we are by your heavenly grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Christ In Me” – Tim Timmons

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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