Lenten Prayer: 3rd Friday, 12 Mar 2021 – : Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Daniel 12:5-13; Ephesians 1:7-14 ~ heirs in the Son

Lenten Prayer: 3rd Friday, 12 Mar 2021

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

Opening:

Heavenly Father, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts
are restless until they rest in you: Look with compassion upon
the heartfelt desires of your servants, and purify our disordered
affections, that we may behold your eternal glory in the face of
Christ Jesus; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“In [Christ] we have obtained an inheritance,
having been predestined according to the purpose of [the Father]
who works all things according to the counsel of his will….

(Ephesians 1:11)

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Psalms: Psalm 107 –

Psalm 107 Song
(From the East and the West) Abe & Liza Philip

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OT Reading: Daniel 12:5-13 (ESV)

Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream. And someone said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, “How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?” And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be finished. I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand. And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.”

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Redeemed How I Love to Proclaim It – Calvary, Free Presbyterian Church, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland.

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NT Reading: Ephesians 1:7-14 (ESV)

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

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Gratitude – Brandon Lake

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Prayer:

+ Thank you Heavenly Father, for all the great mercies and promises
given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord;

  • For our redemption through the shed blood of your Son Jesus Christ on the Cross….
    We thank you, Lord
  • For the gracious forgiveness of our sins through faith in your Son Jesus Christ….
    We thank you, Lord
  • For giving us wisdom and insight into the mystery of your purpose for creation….
    We thank you, Lord
  • For including us in your plan to unite all things in heaven and on earth in Christ Jesus….
    We thank you, Lord
  • For enabling us to hear and believe the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation….
    We thank you, Lord
  • For sealing us with the Holy Spirit, the guarantee of our future inheritance in glory….
    We thank you, Lord

+ Again, thank you Heavenly Father, for the rich inheritance
we have in Christ Jesus our Lord;
To him be praise and glory, with you, O Father,
and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen

+ Christ as a light, illumine and guide us. Christ as a shield, overshadow us. Christ under us; Christ over us; Christ beside us on our left and our right. This day be within and without us, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom we speak; in the mouth of each who speaks to us. This day be within and without us, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside us on our left and our right.

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Blessing

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

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



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