Morning Prayer: Wed, 04 Jan – 1 John 3:7-10; Psalm 98:1, 7-9; John 1:35-42 ~ who’s your daddy?

Wednesday 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!

His right hand has won a mighty victory; his holy arm has shown his saving power!
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Reading: 1 John 3:7-10 (NLT)

put-on-righteousness

Dear children, don’t let anyone deceive you about this: When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous. But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil. Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God. So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.
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Reading: Psalm 98:1, 7-9 (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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Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the earth and all living things join in. Let the rivers clap their hands in glee! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with fairness.
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Reading: John 1:35-42 (NLT)

The following day John was again standing with two of his disciples. As Jesus walked by, John looked at him and declared, “Look! There is the Lamb of God!” When John’s two disciples heard this, they followed Jesus.

Jesus looked around and saw them following. “What do you want?” he asked them.

They replied, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”

“Come and see,” he said. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon when they went with him to the place where he was staying, and they remained with him the rest of the day.

Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who heard what John said and then followed Jesus. Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”.

Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus. Looking intently at Simon, Jesus said, “Your name is Simon, son of John—but you will be called Cephas” (which means “Peter”).
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Prayer:

The Word of God was manifested in the flesh, seen by angels and preached among the nations. Let us praise him: Only Son of God, we adore you.

+ Redeemer of all men, you made us children of God; may we never know a day apart from you.
+ You manifested to us the faithfulness of God: may you always be the light of our lives.
+ You let us see the Father’s love for us: may we show others your loving care.
+ You came to live among us: make us worthy to be your friends.

Almighty God, the light of a new star in heaven heralded your saving love. Let the light of your salvation dawn in our hearts and keep them always open to your life-giving grace. 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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” Lamb of God” – Vertical Church Band

You came from heaven’s throne | Acquainted with our sorrow | To trade the debt we owed | Your suffering for our freedom

The Lamb of God in my place | Your blood poured out, my sin erased | It was my death You died | I am raised to life | Hallelujah, the Lamb of God

My name upon Your heart | My shame upon Your shoulders | The power of sin undone | the cross for my salvation

My God, there is no greater love | There is no greater love | The Savior lifted up | There is no greater love
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Blessing

Put on the righteousness of Christ; demonstrate that you are a child of God.

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



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