Morning Prayer: Sat, 08 Apr – John 13:38; Romans 2:4 ~ unfailing love

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent

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

Opening Sentences

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of this world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
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Reading: John 13:38 (NLT)

Jesus answered, “Die for me? I tell you the truth, Peter — before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me….”
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Reading: Romans 2:4 (NLT)

Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
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Prayer:

Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy on me.

+ Because of your unfailing love, I can enter your house and worship you with deepest awe.
+ Because of your unfailing love, your saving power rescues me from my enemies.
+ Because of your unfailing love, you keep me from stumbling off the path of life.
+ Because of your unfailing love, you do not remember the rebellious sins of my youth.
+ Because of your unfailing love, you see my troubles, and you care about my anguish.
+ Because of your unfailing love, you give justice to those with honest hearts.

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Let your unfailing love surround me, Lord, for my hope is in you alone. 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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“Kindness” – Chris Tomlin


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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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