Morning Prayer: Sat, 21 Jan – Psalm 18:27; Deuteronomy 8:11-14, 17-20; 1 Peter 5:5-6 ~ remember, God rescued you

Saturday 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 18:27 (NLT)

You rescue the humble, but you humiliate the proud.
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Reading: Deuteronomy 8:11-14, 17-20 (NLT)

“But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt.
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“He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

“But I assure you of this: If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods, worshiping and bowing down to them, you will certainly be destroyed. Just as the Lord has destroyed other nations in your path, you also will be destroyed if you refuse to obey the Lord your God.
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Reading: 1 Peter 5:5-6 (NLT)

In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, dress yourselves in humility as you relate to one another, for

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.
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Prayer:

God the Father has adopted us as brothers and sisters of his only Son, and through the ages has stayed with us and kept us in his love.  Lord, help us as we work.

+ We pray for all who plan and build in our cities: give them respect for every human value.
+ Pour out your Spirit on artists, craftsmen, and musicians: may their work bring variety, joy, and inspiration to our lives.
+ Be with us as the cornerstone of all that we build: for we can do nothing well without your aid.

Gracious God, all that we are – our talents, our gifts and our abilites – come from you. Grant that we might use them diligently and humbly to further your Kingdom purposes. Through our 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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“God Of This City” – Bluetree


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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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