Monday Morning Prayer: 06 Jul 2020 – Psalm 121:8, Zechariah 6:8, Acts 26:19 ~ a vision from heaven

Monday Morning Prayer, 06 Jul 2020

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

Opening:

Grant us, O Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who can do no good thing apart from you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

       Follow the example of good men and women of old,
and God will comfort you and help you.

[ St Columba ]

Scripture Reading (CEV)

Psalm 121:8

The Lord will protect you
now and always
wherever you go.

Zechariah 6:8

[the angel] shouted to me, “Those that have gone to the country in the north will do what the Lord’s Spirit wants them to do there.”

Acts 26:19

King Agrippa, I obeyed this vision from heaven.

Reflection:

Bamburgh – Bamburgh is a beautiful coastal town in the heart of Northumberland. Thousands of people visit Bamburgh every year for its famous castle, coastlines & walking trails.

 

It was one summer’s evening, years ago, at Bamburgh on the Northumbrian coast, that we received the call to ministry. Sitting on the rocks, gazing out to sea and the Farne Islands, I saw a vision of people being rescued and brought safe onto the rock. – (Roy Searle)

I saw a picture of Northumbria, dark, but with beacons of light growing and pushing back the darkness, then bands of people traveling around the area, fanning into flame what God already was doing in the area. – (Don Bridge)*

Q: When you look at the world around you, what do you see?

  • What is God doing?
  • Is anyone being rescued and saved?
  • Is the darkness being pushed back?

Prayer:

Almighty God our Savior, you desire that none should perish, and you have taught us through your Son that there is great joy in heaven over every sinner who repents: Grant that our hearts may ache for a lost and broken world. May your Holy Spirit work through our words, deeds, and prayers, that the lost may be found and the dead made alive, and that all your redeemed may rejoice around your throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rescue the Perishing – Altar of Praise Chorale

Closing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

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

* Northumbria Community. Celtic Daily Prayer (Kindle Locations 12124-12129). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.



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