Morning Prayer: Tue, 03 Jan – 1 John 2:29–3:6; Psalm 98:1, 3-6; John 1:29-34 ~ the Lamb has adopted me

Tuesday of the Second Week of Christmas

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

Opening Sentence

O come, let us adore him!

The Word was made flesh, and he lived among us, full of grace and truth. From his fullness we have all received grace upon grace, alleluia.
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Reading: 1 John 2:29–3:6 (NLT)

Since we know that Christ is righteous, we also know that all who do what is right are God’s children.

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See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.

Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God. And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him. Anyone who continues to live in him will not sin. But anyone who keeps on sinning does not know him or understand who he is.
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Reading: Psalm 98:1, 3-6 (NLT)

Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done wonderful deeds. His right hand has won a mighty victory; his holy arm has shown his saving power!
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The ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.

Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy! Sing your praise to the Lord with the harp, with the harp and melodious song, with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn. Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King!
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Reading: John 1:29-34 (NLT)

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’ I did not recognize him as the Messiah, but I have been baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel.”

Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him. I didn’t know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.
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Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, Immanuel – our Redeemer, the Son of God, who became man to renew our human nature – be with us now.

+ Jesus, Splendor of the Father, Son of the Virgin Mary, brighten this day by your presence among us.
+ Jesus, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, put us on the path to holiness, be our guide.
+ Jesus, all-powerful, obedient and humble, inspire all believers to pour out their lives in the service of others.
+ Jesus, father of the poor, our way and our life, grant to your Church the spirit of detachment from earthly things.

Almighty God, your Son’s manhood, born of the Virgin, was a new creation, untainted by our sinful condition. Renew us, then, in Christ and cleanse us from all trace of sin that we might live faithfully as your children. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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“Children Of God” – Third Day


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Blessing

Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure.

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



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