Morning Prayer: Sat, 14 Jan – Psalm 119:101, 110; Genesis 3:6; James 1:13-15 ~ temptation comes from within

Saturday of First Week in Ordinary Time 

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

Opening Sentence

This day is Your gift to me;
I take it, Lord, from Your hand
and thank You for the wonder of it.
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Reading: Psalm 119:101, 110 (NLT)

I have refused to walk on any evil path, so that I may remain obedient to your word.
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The wicked have set their traps for me, but I will not turn from your commandments.
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Reading: Genesis 3:6 (NLT)

temptation-apple-and-snake

The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.
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Reading: James 1:13-15 (NLT)

And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
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Prayer:

Christ became man to make us sons and daughters of God and he intercedes for us before God our Father. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your loving mercy: open to me the treasures of your love.

+ You have enlightened me in belief and baptism: I consecrate my day to you.
+ Fill me with praise of you today: may I take your word with me wherever I may go.
+ Teach me to respond to your word with trust and obedience: may your word bear good fruit in me.
+ Give me courage when things go wrong: strengthen me with faith in you, with hope in your promises and with love of your will.

Heavenly Father, open to me the treasures of your love. Let the splendor of the Resurrection light up my heart and mind, scattering the shadow of death and bringing me to the radiance of eternity. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Evil Tempt Me Not” – Eddy Arnold


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Blessing

On the path that is before you, may you have companions on the journey, may you find Christ in the stranger, and may you know the love and blessing of God.

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



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