Morning Prayer: Tuesday, 13 June – Acts 4:32-37 ~ no needy people

Morning Prayer

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

Opening Prayer

Gracious God, give me a humble, teachable, and obedient heart, that I may receive what you have revealed, and do what you have commanded. Amen.

Reading: Acts 4:32-37 (NLT)

All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.

For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabas (which means “Son of Encouragement”). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus. He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles.
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Reflection and Prayer:

Holy Spirit: fill us with your presence, that we may be united in heart and mind with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Heavenly Father: all that we have comes from you; make us wise and gracious managers accountable, in the end, only to you.

Lord Jesus: give us the courage to let go of our worldly security, that we may freely follow you.

Gracious God: give us hearts full of mercy and compassion, that we may give freely and generously to those in need. 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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“Provider” – Urban Rescue


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Concluding Prayer – Psalm 68:19 (NLT)

Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

 



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