Morning Prayer: Wed, 22 Feb – Psalm 28:6-7; Exodus 13:21; James 1:2-4 ~ endurance testing

Wednesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

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

Opening Sentence

Almighty God, give me grace to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that I may fix my heart on Jesus Christ your Son my Lord where true joy is to be found. Amen.

Reading: Psalm 28:6-7 (NLT)

Praise the Lord! For he has heard my cry for mercy.

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.

Reading: Exodus 13:21 (NLT)

The Lord went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire. This allowed them to travel by day or by night.

Reading: James 1:2-4 (NLT)


Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.


Lord God, my strength and shield: be with me as I go about my work today.

+ Be my patience when I’m frustrated.
+ Be my endurance when I am tired.
+ Be my wisdom when I am uncertain.
+ Be my inspiration when I’m out of ideas.
+ Be my peacemaker when I feel hurt.
+ Be my comforter when I feel overwhelmed.
+ Be my energy when I am weary.
+ Be my guide when I am confused.
+ Be my forgiver when I get it wrong.

Lord God: I trust you with all my heart. Through Jesus Christ your Son, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever. Amen.

“Press On” – Selah



  • May God keep you in all your days.
  • May Christ shield you in all your ways.
  • May the Spirit bring you healing and peace.

May God the Holy Trinity drive all darkness from you and pour upon you blessing and light.

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

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