3rd Day of Christmas
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!
Opening – Psalm 62:5-8 (NLT)
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.
Morning Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 (NLT) –
“The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved them as a husband loves his wife,” says the Lord.
“But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”
Almighty God: to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid –
+ Write your Word on our hearts that we might not sin against you, or our neighbor…
+ Adopt us into your family under the new covenant through your Word made flesh, Jesus Christ…
+ Fill us with your Spirit that we may boldly declare that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord of all…
Almighty God: You are our hope, and our rock; we wait quietly for the return of your Son, Jesus Christ, when your glory will be revealed for all to see. In him we place our faith and trust – who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen.
“An Everlasting Love” – Songs for the Masses
Blessing – Titus 2:11-13 (NLT)
For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed.
+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.