Morning Prayer: Fri, 02 Sep – Proverbs 16:7; Ephesians 2:13-16 ~ Christ is our peace

+ 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 16:7 (NLT)

When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them.

Morning Reading: Ephesians 2:13-16 (NLT)

Christ our peace

But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.

For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.

Prayer

Praise to you, Heavenly Father, for your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Spirit he offered himself in sacrifice to you, that I might be delivered from death and selfishness, and be free to live in your peace.

+ I accept this new day as your gift; grant that I may live in newness of life.
+ You made all things, and keep all things in being; give me the insight to see your hand at work in them all.
+ Your Son sealed the new and everlasting covenant in his blood; help me to live by this gracious covenant and honor it.
+ Jesus died on the cross to reconcile all mankind; pour out your Spirit upon me that I may set aside my hostilities and prejudices toward others.

Almighty God, as in this morning prayer we offer you our praise, grant that in your kingdom, together with your saints, we may praise you with even greater joy. 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 Has Broken Down the Wall” – Virginia Tech Wesley Foundation Singers

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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