Morning Prayer: Tue, 27 Sep – Psalm 37:8-9, 11; Ecclesiastes 7:8; Luke 17:7-10 ~ duty calls

+ 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 37:8-9, 11 (NLT)

Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm. For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
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The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.

Reading: Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NLT)

Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.

Reading: Luke 17:7-10 (NLT)

Only Doing Our Duty: Lessons for the Christian Life from the Falklands War Commander Admiral Sir John Woodward

Only Doing Our Duty: Lessons for the Christian Life from the Falklands War Commander
Admiral Sir John Woodward

“When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, does his master say, ‘Come in and eat with me’? No, he says, ‘Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat. Then you can eat later.’ And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was told to do? Of course not. In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’”

Prayer

Commit your way to the Lord. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Do not fret – it only leads to evil.

+ Lord, what is Your gift to me? And do I use it to Your pleasing?
+ Lord, You alone know what my soul truly desires, and You alone can satisfy those desires.

Lord, show me the right seat, find me the fitting task, give me the willing heart… when duty calls.

“Finish Well” – Berean Bible Baptist Church Choir, Paranaque, Philippines

There will come a day | I know without a doubt | Around the throne the saints will bow | And lay down every crown | How glorious that moment | To see Him face to face | To hear Him say “well done my child” | You’ve finished your race | But for now the sun’s still rising | There’s work to still be done | While we’re waiting for the promise | Of what is yet to come.

Finish well | Every day that we are given | Finish well | For the glory of His name | Finish strong | Until the Savior finally calls us home | Give it everything we have | Finish well.

There’s no truth in saying | We’ve seen our better days | These are the days to be courageous | Bold and full of faith | So wherever He may lead us | Whatever it may cost | Let the Church arise and lift | The banner of the cross.

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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