Morning Prayer: Tue, 17 Jan – Psalm 32:1-2; Proverbs 4:20-23; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 ~ guard your heart

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time 

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

Opening Sentence

O God, come to our aid.

O Lord, make haste to help us.
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Reading: Psalm 32:1-2 (NLT)

Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!

Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
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Reading: Proverbs 4:20-23 (NLT)

My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.

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Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
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Reading: 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (NLT)

We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. And after you have become fully obedient, we will punish everyone who remains disobedient.
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Prayer:

Heavenly Father: Show me how to guard my heart and mind; that I might experience your peace.

+ Make prayer my first thought, my first line of defense, when worry or anxiety begin to creep in
+ Knock down every stronghold of human reasoning, every proud obstacle, that keeps me from knowing you more
+ Remind me that you have forgiven all my sins, you have cleared me of my guilt, you have made me a new creation
+ Free me to live openly, honestly and joyfully, guided by your Spirit and obedient to your Word
+ Fill my heart and mind with thoughts of what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable

Grant me your peace as I live in Christ Jesus my Lord; I ask this in His name. Amen.
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“Guard Your Heart” by 1GN


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Blessing

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

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



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