Morning Prayer: Sat, 27 August – Proverbs 10:25; 2 Peter 1:10-11 ~ confirm your calling

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

Opening Sentence

As I arise today, may the strength of God pilot me, the power of God uphold me, the wisdom of God guide me.

Morning Reading: Proverbs 10:25 (NLT)

When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.

Hard work: A church member shovels cement mix while preparing to replace the Taitou Village Protestant church building's cross. [click on photo for story]
Hard work: A church member shovels cement mix while preparing to replace the Taitou Village Protestant church building’s cross.
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Morning Reading: 2 Peter 1:10-11 (NLT)

So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Prayer

Christ became man to make us sons and daughters of God and he intercedes for us before God our Father. Thank you, Lord, for your loving mercy – open to us the treasures of your love.

+ Enlighten us through your Word and Spirit – we consecrate our day to you.

+ Fill us with thanksgiving and praise – that we may take your Word with us wherever we may go.

+ Teach us to respond faithfully to your Word – that your Word may bear good fruit in us.

+ Give us courage when things go wrong –

  • strengthen us with faith in you,
  • with hope in your promises and
  • with love of your will.

God our Father, you have called and chosen us to be among your children. Open to us the treasures of your love that we may serve you with energy, intelligence, imagination and love. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“The Stand” – Hillsong

Blessing

Christ with me, Christ in me.

Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left; Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down; Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me; Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.

Christ with me, Christ in me.

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

Morning Prayer: 30 July – 2 Peter 1:10-11 ~ hard work is the proof of faith

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

Opening Sentence

Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. – Philippians 2:12-13 (NLT)

Morning Reading: 2 Peter 1:10-11 (NLT)

Samaritan's Purse Responding to Texas Tornadoes
Samaritan’s Purse
Responding to Texas Tornadoes

So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Prayer

Christ Jesus became man to make us sons and daughters of God and he intercedes for us before God our Father. Hear us as we pray, Lord, and open to us the treasures of your love.

+ Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your mercy: make us as willing to offer mercy, as we are to receive mercy.
+ You have washed us clean in the waters of baptism: we consecrate our day to you.
+ Fill us with praise of you today: may we joyfully take your word with us wherever we may go.
+ Teach us to respond willingly to your word: may your word bear good fruit in us.
+ Give us courage when things go wrong: strengthen us with faith in you, with hope in your promises, and with love of your will.

Let the splendor of the Resurrection light up our hearts and minds, Lord, scattering the shadow of death and bringing us to the radiance of eternity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Mercy” // Brave New World // Amanda Cook

Blessing

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.

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

Morning Prayer: 21 November – Exodus 15; 2 Peter 1:10-11 ~ the Lord is my strength and my salvation

A Season of Thanksgiving

Morning Prayer

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

Opening sentence

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done. Sing to him; yes, sing his praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.

The Lord is my strength, I will sing his praise: he is my salvation.
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Morning Reading: Exodus 15:1-3,11-13,18-21 NLT

Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord:

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“I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; he has hurled both horse and rider into the sea.

The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him — my father’s God, and I will exalt him! The Lord is a warrior; Yahweh is his name!
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“Who is like you among the gods, O Lord — glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders? You raised your right hand, and the earth swallowed our enemies.

“With your unfailing love you lead the people you have redeemed. In your might, you guide them to your sacred home.
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“The Lord will reign forever and ever!”

When Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and charioteers rushed into the sea, the Lord brought the water crashing down on them. But the people of Israel had walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground!

Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine and led all the women as they played their tambourines and danced. And Miriam sang this song:

“Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; he has hurled both horse and rider into the sea.”
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Morning Reading: 2 Peter 1:10-11 NLT

So, dear brothers and sisters, work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away. Then God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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Prayer:

Christ became man to make us children of God and Christ intercedes for us before God our Father: Thank You for Your loving mercy – Open to us the treasures of Your love.

+ You have enlightened us in baptism: we consecrate our day to you.
+ Fill us with praise of You today: may we take Your word with us wherever we may go.
+ Teach us to respond to Your word: may Your word be fruitful in us.
+ Give us courage when things go wrong: strengthen us with faith in You, with hope in Your promises and with love of Your will.

Lord, grant that we may share in the fullness of Your grace. Bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
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“You Are My Strength” – Hillsong United


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Canticle

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

Blessing

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 of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen