Morning Prayer: Sat, 04 Feb – Psalm 72:1-4; Proverbs 3:13-18; James 1:5 ~ wisdom for the asking

Saturday 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 72:1-4 (NLT)

Give your love of justice to the king, O God, and righteousness to the king’s son. Help him judge your people in the right way; let the poor always be treated fairly. May the mountains yield prosperity for all, and may the hills be fruitful. Help him to defend the poor, to rescue the children of the needy, and to crush their oppressors.
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Reading: Proverbs 3:13-18 (NLT)

Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.

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For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.
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Reading: James 1:5 (NLT)

If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
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Prayer for Wisdom: (adapted from “Solomon’s Prayer for Wisdom” – Wisdom 9 RSVCE)

O God of my fathers and Lord of mercy, who has made all things by Your Word, and by Your Wisdom has formed mankind, to have dominion over the creatures You have made, and rule the world in holiness and righteousness, and pronounce judgment in uprightness of soul, give me the Wisdom that sits by Your throne, and accept my service and love.

For I am Your servant, one who is weak and short-lived, with little understanding of judgment and laws; for even if I were perfect by human standards, yet without the Wisdom that comes from You I will be regarded as nothing.

For my human reasoning is worthless, and my designs are likely to fail, for a perishable body weighs down my soul, and this earthy tent burdens my thoughts. I can hardly figure out what is happening on earth; but You have traced out what is in the heavens. But, You have given me Wisdom and sent the Holy Spirit from on high as my Counselor.

Give me Your Wisdom and understanding as the day unfolds, that I may do and say what pleases You, and stay on the path that leads to eternal life. Through Jesus Christ, the embodiment of Wisdom, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
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“Everything We Need” – 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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