Morning Prayer: Tue, 14 Mar – Colossians 3:12-15 ~ bespoke by Christ

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

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

Opening Sentences

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Reading: Colossians 3:12-15 (NLT)

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
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Prayer:

Holy God: you have chosen me to to be holy even as you are holy. Fill me with your Spirit and envelope me in the loving-kindness of Christ that I might choose to be like you today –

+ Today I choose compassion – that I may show mercy to the misfortunate and the suffering.
+ Today I choose kindness – that I may help and encourage those in need.
+ Today I choose humility – that I may place the interest of others before my own.
+ Today I choose gentleness – that I may be calm and cooperative under stress.
+ Today I choose patience – that I may accept delays and difficulties without getting angry.
+ Today I choose forbearance – that I may exercise patient self-control and restraint.
+ Today I choose forgiveness – that I may give to others what I have so freely received.
+ Today I choose love – that I may live in peace and harmony with others, especially my brothers and sisters in Christ.

Holy God: reign in my heart with your peace today. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Lord Reign In Me” – Vineyard UK


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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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