Saturday Morning Prayer: 18 Jul 2020 – Psalm 127, Amos 9:13-15, Hebrews 12:1 ~ run the race ahead of you

Saturday Morning Prayer, 18 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 127

“Don’t waste your life” – (Psalm 127) – Three Sixteen Music

Amos 9:13-15

You will have such a harvest
that you won’t be able
to bring in all of your wheat
before plowing time.
You will have grapes left over
from season to season;
your fruitful vineyards
will cover the mountains.

I’ll make Israel prosper again.
You will rebuild your towns
and live in them.
You will drink wine
from your own vineyards
and eat the fruit you grow.
I’ll plant your roots deep
in the land I have given you,
and you won’t ever
be uprooted again.
I, the Lord God, have spoken!

Hebrews 12:1

Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won’t let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us.

Prayer:

Lord God: You have called us to be your people; strengthen us by the power of your Word and Spirit to finish the race you have chosen for us. Help us –

  • to be cheered on and encouraged by those saints who have gone before us….
  • to rid ourselves of anything that slows us down, especially our parasitic sins…
  • to keep our eyes on Jesus who endured shame and put up with many insults….
  • to persevere in faith with the expectation of winning the prize of being called to heaven…..

Lord God: as citizens of heaven, we eagerly await our Savior’s return. Meanwhile, we press on in his name. Amen.

Press On – Selah

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 12813-12823). HarperCollins Publishers. Kindle Edition.



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