Monday Morning Prayer: 13 Jul 2020 – Psalm 124:6-8, Isaiah 43:18-21, Revelation 12:7-12 ~ run devil run

Monday Morning Prayer, 13 Jul 2020

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

Opening:

Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and, that we may receive what we ask, teach us by your Holy Spirit to ask only those things that are pleasing to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the same Spirit lives and reigns 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 124:6-8

Let’s praise the Lord!
He protected us from enemies
who were like wild animals,
and we escaped like birds
from a hunter’s torn net.

The Lord made heaven and earth,
and he is the one
who sends us help.

Isaiah 43:18-21

The Lord said:
Forget what happened long ago!
Don’t think about the past.
I am creating something new.
There it is! Do you see it?
I have put roads in deserts,
streams in thirsty lands.
Every wild animal honors me,
even jackals and owls.
I provide water in deserts—
streams in thirsty lands
for my chosen people.
I made them my own nation,
so they would praise me.

Revelation 12:7-12

A war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels were fighting against the dragon and its angels. But the dragon lost the battle. It and its angels were forced out of their places in heaven and were thrown down to the earth. Yes, that old snake and his angels were thrown out of heaven! That snake, who fools everyone on earth, is known as the devil and Satan. Then I heard a voice from heaven shout,

“Our God has shown
his saving power,
and his kingdom has come!
God’s own Chosen One
has shown his authority.
Satan accused our people
in the presence of God
day and night.
Now he has been thrown out!

Our people defeated Satan
because of the blood
of the Lamb
and the message of God.
They were willing
to give up their lives.

The heavens should rejoice,
together with everyone
who lives there.
But pity the earth
and the sea,
because the devil
was thrown down
to the earth.
He knows his time is short,
and he is very angry.” 

Reflection:

Coventry St. Michael’s Cathedral

Satan, in case you want me then you will find me in the Presence of God, and in that presence you cannot follow ’cos I’ll be resting in the Spirit of God, and there is no fellowship twixt darkness and light; and there is no compromise twixt wrong and right. I’m gonna keep my life bright!

Satan, you’re not forgotten, we’re out to get you, so tell me how does it feel? Have you seen Coventry – at the Cathedral? there is an angel, and you are under his heel. (From Star Wars of Darkness and Light by Bill Davidson)

 

Prayer:

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..

 

Run Devil Run – Crowder

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 12571-12588). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.



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