Morning Prayer: Tue, 14 Feb – Psalm 56:12-13; Ecclesiastes 4:12; 1 Corinthians 1:8 ~ companions on the way

Tuesday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time

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

Opening Sentence

I have come to seek You, O God, just as I am I come.

I will wait for You, O God. My soul waits, and in Your word do I hope.
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Reading: Psalm 56:12-13 (NLT)

I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help. For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.
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Reading: Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT)

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A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
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Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:8 (NLT)

He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
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Prayer: (Adapted from Dr. Louis H. Evans’ Marriage Prayer for Bride and Groom.)

Father in Heaven, thank You for our marriage and our commitment to be one in You. We pray that the future we build together may become even stronger because of our solid foundation in Jesus Christ.

+ Prayer for Husband: Bless this husband as provider and protector. Sustain him in all the pressures that come with the task of stewarding a family. May he so live that his wife may find in him the haven for which the heart of a woman truly longs.

+ Prayer for Wife: Bless this wife. Give her a tenderness that makes her great, a deep sense of understanding, and a strong faith in You. Give her that inner beauty of a soul that never fades, that eternal youth that is found in holding fast to the things that never age. May she so live that her husband may be pleased to reverence her in the shrine of his heart.

May we travel together as friends and lovers, brother and sister, husband and wife, father and mother, and as servants of Christ until He shall return or until that day when one shall lay the other into the arms of God. This we ask through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the Great Lover of our souls. Amen.
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“Could I Have This Dance” – Anne Murray


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Blessing

  • When you no longer know how to be, may the Father take you on your deeper journey.
  • When you no longer know what to do, may the Spirit reveal to you your fitting task.
  • When all feels lost or foreign, may you know your home in Christ.

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



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