Lord, show me the right seat; find me the fitting task; give me the willing heart.
26th Ordinary Sunday, 25 September: Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146:7-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 ~ pursue righteousness
O God of justice, hear our cry and save us. Make us heed your word to the prophets; rouse us to the demand of the gospel and impel us to carry it out.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
Morning Prayer: Sat, 24 Sep – Psalm 8:9; Ecclesiastes 3:11-13; Matthew 20:25-28 ~ beautiful servants
God, our God, Your design for us is perfect in its friendliness. There is a purpose in all things; and whoso finds it wins strength to bear. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life for many.
On Your path, O my God, and not my own, be all my journeying. Rule this heart of mine that it be only Yours.
Gracious God: You distribute Your special gifts to us as You see fit. Open avenues of opportunity for me to use the gifts and abilities that You have given me – to build up Your Church, to serve Your people, and to glorify You. And, in the process, may Your Kingdom come – in me. Amen.
“O heart, hurry now and welcome your King to sit by the warmth of your fire.” (Henri Nouwen)
Follow the example of good men and women of old, who came to Me as empty vessels to be filled with treasure hidden deep within them by My hand.
Morning Prayer: Mon, 19 Sep – Psalm 22:26-28; 1 Chronicles 29:11-14; Mark 6:2-4 ~ everything is yours
Lord Jesus: You pour life into me, giving me speech, sense, desire, giving me thought and action. My fame or repute will be just as You allow: You mark the way before me. Help me to follow faithfully in Your footsteps until my life’s end. Amen.