Morning Prayer: Wednesday, 07 June – Acts 3:1-11 ~ I’ll give you what I have

Morning Prayer

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

Opening Prayer

Guide us, O God, by your Word, and Holy Spirit, that in your light we may see light, in your truth find freedom, and in your will discover peace; through Christ our Lord,

Reading: Acts 3:1-11 (NLT)

Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money.

Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”

Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.

All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded! They all rushed out in amazement to Solomon’s Colonnade, where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John.
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Reflection & Prayer:

Merciful God: you give us what we need, not necessarily what we expect or want. Help us to discern the difference, and give us the grace to gratefully accept all that we receive from your hand.

Work your wonders in us and through us that we may become your hands of blessing to others. Expand our understanding of the immeasurable inheritance that we have received from you; with you nothing is impossible.

Abide in us that we may draw life and light from you through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Silver and Gold Have I None” – Cerdarmont Kids

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Concluding Prayer – Psalm 36:5-6,10 (NLT)

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths.
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Pour out your unfailing love on those who love you; give justice to those with honest hearts.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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