Morning Prayer: Tue, 24 Jan – Psalm 64:8-10; Isaiah 56:10-12; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-13 ~ working for God

Tuesday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

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

Opening Sentence

Create a clean heart within me, O God,
so that it may become Your chosen shelter
and the resting place of the Holy Spirit.
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Reading: Psalm 64:8-10 (NLT)

Their own tongues will ruin them, and all who see them will shake their heads in scorn.

Then everyone will be afraid; they will proclaim the mighty acts of God and realize all the amazing things he does. The godly will rejoice in the Lord and find shelter in him. And those who do what is right will praise him.
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Reading: Isaiah 56:10-12 (NLT)

For the leaders of my people—the Lord’s watchmen, his shepherds—are blind and ignorant. They are like silent watchdogs that give no warning when danger comes. They love to lie around, sleeping and dreaming. Like greedy dogs, they are never satisfied. They are ignorant shepherds, all following their own path and intent on personal gain.

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“Come,” they say, “let’s get some wine and have a party. Let’s all get drunk. Then tomorrow we’ll do it again and have an even bigger party!”
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Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:10-13 (NLT)

Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.”

Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business. We command such people and urge them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and work to earn their own living. As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.
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Prayer:

Today is Your gift to me; I take it, Lord, from Your hand and thank You for the wonder of it.

+ All that I am and all that I do, I place into Your hands.
+ Everything I work and hope for, I place into Your hands.
+ The troubles that weary me and the thoughts that disturb me, I place into Your hands.

Show me what blessing it is that I have work to do. And sometimes, and most of all when the day is overcast and my courage faints, let me hear Your voice, saying, “You are my beloved one in whom I am well pleased.” Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
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“When its all been said and done” – Robin Mark


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Declaration of Faith

Lord, I will trust You, help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown.

Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with You.
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Blessing

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

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



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