Morning Prayer: Thu, 02 Mar – Psalm 12; Matthew 24:45 ~ at your service

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

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

Opening Sentences

Our Lord is a seasonal God; He comes, He departs. His faithfulness never changes, but His seasons do! There are seasons when the tree is green, there are seasons when it is dry, and seasons, when for the life of us, the thing looks dead. It is only through seasons that true growth may come.
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Reading: Psalm 12 (NLT)

Help, O Lord, for the godly are fast disappearing! The faithful have vanished from the earth! Neighbors lie to each other, speaking with flattering lips and deceitful hearts. May the Lord cut off their flattering lips and silence their boastful tongues.

They say, “We will lie to our hearts’ content. Our lips are our own—who can stop us?”

The Lord replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do.”

The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over. Therefore, Lord, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation, even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.
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Reading: Matthew 24:45 (NLT)

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A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them.
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Prayer:

Heavenly Father: in this Lenten season, walk with me through the wilderness of deceit, violence and injustice extant in our world.

+ Show me where you are already at work in the midst of it all; and give me the humility and courage to join you in that work.

+ Show me where I fit into your scheme of things; and use my gifts and abilities to lift the burden of the poor and helpless.

Heavenly Father: I place myself in your service – fill me with faith and common sense that I may serve you responsibly. Through Jesus Christ, your Son and my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Make Me A Servant” – Maranatha Singers


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Blessing

“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” – Revelation 1:5b-6

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



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