Morning Prayer: Thu, 09 Mar – Matthew 3:17; Matthew 17:5; John 12:28 ~ glorify and enjoy

Thursday of the First Week of Lent

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

Opening Sentences

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Reading: Matthew 3:17 (NLT)

The Baptism of Jesus

And a voice from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy.”
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Reading: Matthew 17:5 (NLT)

The Transfiguration of Jesus

But even as he spoke, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great joy. Listen to him.”
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Reading: John 12:28 (NLT)

The Death of Jesus

“Father, bring glory to your name.”

Then a voice spoke from heaven, saying, “I have already brought glory to my name, and I will do so again.”
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Prayer:

Heavenly Father: you have made me to glorify your name and to enjoy you forever. Show me how –

+ In remembering my Baptism – my repentance from sin, my rebirth as your child, my remaining in you – may I bring you great joy.
+ In listening to your Word and Spirit – growing in wisdom, maturity and favor with you and all people – may I bring you great joy.
+ In humbling myself, letting go of my pride, even dying to myself, that your name may be glorified – may I bring you great joy.

Heavenly Father: it is no secret that I am a work in progress with a long way to go to become all that you have made me to be. Strengthen me today and fill me with your Spirit that I may take up my cross and follow my Lord Jesus to your eternal delight and the glory of your name. Amen.
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“Ever Be” – Kalley Heiligenthal


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Blessing

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

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



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