Morning Prayer: Tue, 28 Mar – 1 Timothy 1:18-19 ~ battle-ready

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

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

Opening Sentences

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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Reading: 1 Timothy 1:18-19 (NLT)

Timothy, my son, here are my instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier. May they help you fight well in the Lord’s battles. Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.
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Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ: In your death and resurrection you have defeated, once and for all time, the principalities and powers that would enslave me. And yet, the battles rage on – until you return in glory. Prepare me to successfully engage the enemy –

+ Ground me in your word that I may distinguish truth from falsehood.
+ Strengthen my faith in you that I may reject the lies and deceit of the devil.
+ Clothe me with your righteousness that I may live with a clear conscience.
+ Send me out with the Good News of peace – you, Lord, reign victoriously.

Lord Jesus Christ: I am battle-scarred and battle-ready. Position me where I can be most effective in the service of your Kingdom – until your glorious return. For yours is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory now and forever. Amen.
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“The Battle Belongs To The Lord” – John Michael Talbot


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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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