Morning Prayer: Thu, 02 Feb – Psalm 42:11; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Ephesians 5:13-14 ~ What time is it?

Thursday of the Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

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

Opening 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 42:11 (NLT)

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!
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Reading: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NLT)

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.clock-a-time-for-everything

A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.

A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up.

A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.

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Reading: Ephesians 5:13-14 (NLT)

Their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said,

“Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

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Prayer for Strength in Weakness:

Awaken me, Lord, to your plan and purpose for me in this time and in this place.

+ I bring my life before You, the One who loves me; review my desires, regrets and hopes.
+ I let go of the expectations I have of myself; show me You are calling me – both to rest and to grow.
+ I pray for purity of heart and mind; whatever I say or do may it be done in the light of Your presence.
+ I ask for courage to refrain from acting or speaking; remind me that I do not always have to have the final say.

Awaken me, Lord, to the signs of the times; I am Yours and You are mine, give me Your Light to guide me. Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
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“Awake! O Sleeper” – The Brothers Bright


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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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