Morning Prayer: Fri, 14 Oct – Psalm 119:81-88; Judges 6:11-14; Hebrews 12:11-12 ~ get a grip and straighten up

+ 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 119:81-88 (NLT)

I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word. My eyes are straining to see your promises come true. When will you comfort me?

I am shriveled like a wineskin in the smoke, but I have not forgotten to obey your decrees. How long must I wait? When will you punish those who persecute me? These arrogant people who hate your instructions have dug deep pits to trap me. All your commands are trustworthy. Protect me from those who hunt me down without cause. They almost finished me off, but I refused to abandon your commandments.

In your unfailing love, spare my life; then I can continue to obey your laws.

Reading: Judges 6:11-14 (NLT)

Then the angel of the Lord came and sat beneath the great tree at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash of the clan of Abiezer. Gideon son of Joash was threshing wheat at the bottom of a winepress to hide the grain from the Midianites. The angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!”

“Sir,” Gideon replied, “if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? And where are all the miracles our ancestors told us about? Didn’t they say, ‘The Lord brought us up out of Egypt’? But now the Lord has abandoned us and handed us over to the Midianites.”

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Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have, and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you!”

Reading: Hebrews 12:11-12 (NLT)

No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees.

Prayer

Faithful God: Thank You for another day! Thank You for my life and the purpose You have given me. Thank You for Your Word and Spirit. Refresh my spirit – I come before You feeling tired and weak.

+ Fill me with joy – that I may rejoice in Your goodness no matter how tired I am.
+ Enfold me in Your unfailing love – that I may not be overcome by fear or anxiety.
+ Strengthen me and all who are feeling tired or empty – that we may not complain in our weakness.
+ Restore our minds and align our thinking with Your word – that we may still function properly.
+ Empower our bodies with Your Spirit that we may have the energy needed to get through the day.
+ Give us the wisdom to let go of those things that drain us and get the rest we need.

Merciful God: I ask for Your healing presence in my life and in the lives of all who are feeling tired and weak. We lay our lives down at Your throne and praise You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

“You Are My Strength” – Hillsong

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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