Morning Prayer: Wed, 09 Nov – Psalm 18:21-30; Joshua 24:21-24; Luke 17:20-21 ~ we will serve the Lord

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

Opening Sentence

I call all heaven to witness today that I have put on Christ.
I choose no other Lord than the Maker of heaven and earth.
This day I walk with Him and He will walk with me.

Reading: Psalm 18:21-30 (NLT)

For I have kept the ways of the Lord; I have not turned from my God to follow evil. I have followed all his regulations; I have never abandoned his decrees. I am blameless before God; I have kept myself from sin. The Lord rewarded me for doing right. He has seen my innocence.

To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity. To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd. You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud. You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness. In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.

God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.

Reading: Joshua 24:21-24 (NLT)

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But the people answered Joshua, “No, we will serve the Lord!”

“You are a witness to your own decision,” Joshua said. “You have chosen to serve the Lord.”

“Yes,” they replied, “we are witnesses to what we have said.”

“All right then,” Joshua said, “destroy the idols among you, and turn your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.”

The people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God. We will obey him alone.”

Reading: Luke 17:20-21 (NLT)

One day the Pharisees asked Jesus, “When will the Kingdom of God come?”

Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God can’t be detected by visible signs. You won’t be able to say, ‘Here it is!’ or ‘It’s over there!’ For the Kingdom of God is already among you.”
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Restatement of Baptismal Vows:

The people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God. We will obey him alone.”

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

+ I reject the devil and all rebellion against God.
+ I renounce the deceit and corruption of evil.
+ I repent of the sins that separate me from God and my neighbor.
+ I turn to Christ as my Savior.
+ I submit to Christ as my Lord.
+ I come to Christ, the way, the truth and the life.

May God give me the strength and help I need to follow Christ wherever He leads me.

“You are a witness to your own decision,” Joshua said. “You have chosen to serve the Lord.”
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“We Will Serve the Lord” – Hallal Music


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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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