Morning Prayer: Tue, 30 August – Proverbs 4:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 ~ children of the light

+ 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 4:18 (NLT)

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the first gleam of dawn

The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.

Morning Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 (NLT)

But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night.

Prayer

Blessed be my Savior, Jesus Christ, who by his rising to new life has freed the world from fear. Lord, cover me with your perfect love.

+ Lord Jesus, as this day begins, I am reminded that you are risen, and therefore I look to the future with confidence.
+ Lord Jesus, take to yourself my cares, my hopes, and my needs, so that I may live freely as a child of the light.
+ Lord Jesus, deepen in me my love for you today, so that in all things I may find the good, and the good of others.
+ Lord Jesus, I pray that through my own troubles, I may learn to feel the sufferings of others; help me to show them your compassion.

True Light of the world, Lord Jesus Christ, as you enlighten all mankind for their salvation, give me grace, I pray, to herald your coming by preparing the way of truth and light. You live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.

“Children of God” – Third Day

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: Tue, 23 August – Proverbs 5:15, 18; Romans 13:11-13 ~ live decent lives for all to see

+ 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 5:15, 18 (NLT)

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Drink water from your own well—share your love only with your wife.
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Let your wife be a fountain of blessing for you. Rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Morning Reading: Romans 13:11-13 (NLT)

Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.

Prayer

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, the high priest of our faith: you have called us to share the life of God. You are our Savior and our God.

+ Almighty King, you have made us a royal priesthood – may we offer you a constant sacrifice of praise.
+ Help us to keep your commandments – so that through your Holy Spirit we may dwell in you, and you in us.
+ Everlasting Wisdom, come to us – dwell with us and work in us today.
+ Help us to be considerate and kind – grant that we may bring joy, not pain, to those we meet.

As the day unfolds, Lord, look with favor on us and, in your saving love, let your light penetrate the hidden places of our hearts. May no sordid desires darken our minds, renewed and enlightened as we are by your heavenly grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Christ In Me” – Tim Timmons

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: 09 February – Romans 13:11-13 ~ remove your dark deeds

Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

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

Opening Sentence

My helper is my God; I will place my trust in him. He is my refuge; he sets me free.

Morning Reading: Romans 13:11-13 (NLT)

This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

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The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.

Morning Prayer

Christians are called to share the life of God. Praise to you, Lord Jesus, the high priest of our faith. You are our Savior and our God.

+ Almighty King, you have baptized us, and made us a royal priesthood – may we offer you a constant sacrifice of praise.
+ Holy Spirit, you live in us and through us – may we be shining examples of decent living for all to see.
+ Everlasting Wisdom, work in us today – may our decisions reflect sound judgement and our actions further your Kingdom purposes.
+ Gentle Shepherd, help us to be considerate and kind – grant that we may bring joy, not pain, to those we meet.

Look with favor on us, Lord, and in your saving love let your light penetrate the hidden places of our hearts. May no sordid desires darken our minds, renewed and enlightened as we are by your heavenly grace. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

“Salvation Song” – Stuart Townend

Blessing

(May) the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding… guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)

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

Morning Prayer: 17 November – Psalm 33:12-32; Romans 13:11, 12-13 ~ hope in the Lord, live in the light

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.
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Morning Reading: Psalm 33:12-22 NLT

What joy for the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen as his inheritance.

Flag and prayer

The Lord looks down from heaven and sees the whole human race. From his throne he observes all who live on the earth. He made their hearts, so he understands everything they do. The best-equipped army cannot save a king, nor is great strength enough to save a warrior. Don’t count on your warhorse to give you victory — for all its strength, it cannot save you.

But the Lord watches over those who fear him, those who rely on his unfailing love. He rescues them from death and keeps them alive in times of famine.

We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.
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Morning Reading: Romans 13:11, 12-13 NLT

This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.

JP II Light of Christ

The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.

Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.
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Prayer:

– You, O Lord, are our Savior and our God.

Almighty King, You have baptized us, and made us a royal priesthood: may we offer You a constant sacrifice of praise. Help us to keep Your commandments; so that through Your Holy Spirit we may dwell in You, and You in us. Everlasting Wisdom, come to us: dwell with us and work in us today. Help us to be considerate and kind; grant that we may bring joy, not pain, to those we meet. Lord 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.

– You, O Lord, are our Savior and our God.
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“We Are” – Kari Jobe


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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