Morning Prayer: Fri, 23 Sep – Psalm 139:13-18; Jeremiah 29:11; 1 John 4:18-19 ~ made by God

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

Opening Sentence

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Reading: Psalm 139:13-18 (NLT)

Psalm 139:13-14

Psalm 139:13-14

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!

Reading: Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Reading: 1 John 4:18-19 (NLT)

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first.

Prayer

God of all creation: You pour life into me, giving me speech, sense, desire, giving me thought and action. My fame or repute will be just as You allow: You mark the way before me.

+ Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex – all the delicate, inner parts of my body.
+ Thank You for making me one of a kind – knitting my parts together in my mother’s womb.
+ Thank You for watching over me – laying out a plan for my life even before I was born.
+ Thank You for guiding me throughout my life – using life’s circumstances for my good.
+ Thank You for staying with me – always promising me a future and a hope.
+ Thank You for loving me perfectly – from my beginning to my end – so that I can live fearlessly.

On Your path, O my God, and not my own, be all my journeying. Rule this heart of mine that it be only Yours.

“Psalm 139 reflectors reading”

Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

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



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