Morning Prayer: Mon, 30 Jan – Psalm 34:2, 22; Joel 3:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ~ weak, but not afraid

Monday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

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

Ope6ning Sentence

Teach me again, Lord, to number my days.

Call out in me again a willingness to love and serve.
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Reading: Psalm 34:2, 22 (NLT)

I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart.
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The Lord will redeem those who serve him. No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.
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Reading: Joel 3:10 (NLT)

Hammer your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Train even your weaklings to be warriors.
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strength-in-weakness

Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT)

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
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Prayer for Strength in Weakness:St. Ephrem of Syria (306-373 AD)

Lord Jesus Christ, King of Kings, You have power over life and death. You know what is secret and hidden, and neither our thoughts nor our feelings are concealed from You. Cure me of duplicity; I have done evil before You. Now my life declines from day to day and my sins increase.

O Lord, God of souls and bodies, You know the extreme frailty of my soul and my flesh. Grant me strength in my weakness, O Lord, and sustain me in my misery. Give me a grateful soul that I may never cease to recall Your benefits, O Lord most bountiful. Be not mindful of my many sins, but forgive me all my misdeeds.

O Lord, disdain not my prayer – the prayer of a wretched sinner; sustain me with Your grace until the end, that it may protect me as in the past. It is Your grace which has taught me wisdom; blessed are they who follow her ways, for they shall receive the crown of glory.

In spite of my unworthiness, I praise You and I glorify You, O Lord, for Your mercy to me is without limit. You have been my help and my protection. May the name of Your majesty be praised forever. To you, our God, be glory.

Amen.

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“Don’t Be Afraid” – The Acappella Company


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Blessing

May I embody Your ready kindness in these days, for things will not be as they were before.

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



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