Morning Prayer: Thu, 06 Oct – Psalm 119:25-32; 1 Chronicles 4:9-10; Philippians 3:13-14 ~ press on

+ 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 119:25-32 (NLT)

I lie in the dust; revive me by your word. I told you my plans, and you answered. Now teach me your decrees. Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.

I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word. Keep me from lying to myself; give me the privilege of knowing your instructions. I have chosen to be faithful; I have determined to live by your regulations. I cling to your laws. Lord, don’t let me be put to shame!

I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding.

Reading: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NLT)

There was a man named Jabez who was more honorable than any of his brothers. His mother named him Jabez because his birth had been so painful. He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.

Spain’s Alberto Contador, injured after a crash, rides during the 188 km first stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 2 between Mont-Saint-Michel and Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy

Spain’s Alberto Contador, injured after a crash, rides during the 188 km first stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 2 between Mont-Saint-Michel and Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Normandy

Reading: Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)

No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Prayer for Perseverance

Father, I bless and thank You for a brand new day and for the fresh opportunities and challenges that this day will bring. Your mercies are new every morning and I pray that I will live today as Your faithful witness in thought, word and deed – demonstrating a Christ-like attitude to all with whom I come in contact.

Keep me ever-focussed on You, Lord, and keep my heart steadfastly trusting You for all my needs and necessities. Help me to function in the power of the Holy Spirit rather than in my own strength. May I stand firm in the truth of the gospel of grace and remain steadfastly looking to Jesus – trusting in Him to supply His sufficient strength for all occasions.

Teach me all that You would have me learn today and give me the courage and strength to press on toward the goal for the upward call in Christ Jesus.. so that I may win the heavenly prize, which God, in Christ, is calling me to do – in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

“Press On” -Selah

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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2 replies

  1. In Jesus name, I agree with your opening prayer.

  2. Praying for perseverance.

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