Morning Prayer: Sat, 29 Oct – Psalm 119:153-160; Jonah 2:5-7; Romans 8:11 ~ choose trust

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

Opening Sentence

I have come to seek You, O God, just as I am I come.
I have come to be sought by You, just as I am I come.

I will wait for the Lord. My soul waits, and in His word do I hope.

Reading: Psalm 119:153-160 (NLT)

Look upon my suffering and rescue me, for I have not forgotten your instructions. Argue my case; take my side! Protect my life as you promised. The wicked are far from rescue, for they do not bother with your decrees.

Lord, how great is your mercy; let me be revived by following your regulations. Many persecute and trouble me, yet I have not swerved from your laws. Seeing these traitors makes me sick at heart, because they care nothing for your word.

See how I love your commandments, Lord. Give back my life because of your unfailing love. The very essence of your words is truth; all your just regulations will stand forever.

Reading: Jonah 2:5-7 (NLT)

Icon of Jonah and the Whale Juliet Venter Metal Prints

Icon of Jonah and the Whale
Juliet Venter Metal Prints

“I sank beneath the waves, and the waters closed over me. Seaweed wrapped itself around my head. I sank down to the very roots of the mountains. I was imprisoned in the earth, whose gates lock shut forever. But you, O Lord my God, snatched me from the jaws of death! As my life was slipping away, I remembered the Lord. And my earnest prayer went out to you in your holy Temple….”

Reading: Romans 8:11 (NLT)

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.
__________

Declaration of Faith:

Lord, I will trust You, help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You.

+ I determine amidst all uncertainty always to trust.
+ I choose to live beyond regret, and let You recreate my life.
+ I believe You will make a way for me and provide for me, if only I trust You.
+ I will trust in the darkness and know that my times are still in Your hand.
+ I will believe You for my future, chapter by chapter, until the story is written.

Lord, I will trust You, help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You.
__________

“Oceans Where feet may fail” – Hillsong (Worshipmob version)

You call me out upon the waters | The great unknown where feet may fail | And there I find You in the mystery | In oceans deep | My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name | And keep my eyes above the waves | When oceans rise | My soul will rest in Your embrace | For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters | Your sovereign hand | Will be my guide | Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me | You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders | Let me walk upon the waters | Wherever You would call me | Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander | And my faith will be made stronger | In the presence of my Savior

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!



Categories: Life around the World, Life in America, Life in Christ, Life in Our Family

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: