Morning Prayer: Wed, 31 August – Proverbs 15:9; Romans 8:35 & 37 ~ joined forever

+ 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 15:9 (NLT)

The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue godliness.

Morning Reading: Romans 8:35 & 37 (NLT)

nothing can seperate

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?
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No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

Prayer

Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ, for he promised to be with us until the end of time. With confidence in his promise I pray –

+ Stay with me, Lord Jesus: In all things I am victorious through your love; take me into your care today.
+ Stay with me, Lord Jesus: Let the love of your Holy Spirit be in my heart; I consecrate this day to you.
+ Stay with me, Lord Jesus: Help me to answer your call to be salt to the earth and light to the world.
+ Stay with me, Lord Jesus: Use all I do and say to further your good purposes for me and for those around me.

Shed your clear light on my heart, Lord, so that in my pursuit of godliness I may never be deceived or misled. Through my Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Victory in Jesus” – – Selah

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: 25 November – Psalm 96; Romans 8:35-37 ~ overwhelming victory is ours

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 96 NLT

Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Sing to the Lord; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods. The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens! Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty fill his sanctuary.

christus victor

O nations of the world, recognize the Lord; recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong. Give to the Lord the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into his courts. Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before him. Tell all the nations, “The Lord reigns!” The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. He will judge all peoples fairly.

Let the heavens be glad, and the earth rejoice! Let the sea and everything in it shout his praise! Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he is coming! He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice, and the nations with his truth.
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Morning Reading: Romans 8:35-37 NLT

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
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Prayer:

Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ: Stay with us, Lord Jesus, and listen to the cries of our hearts.

+ In all things we are victorious through Your love – take us into Your care today.
+ Fill us with Your Holy Spirit – so that we may overflow with Your love and consecrate this day to You.
+ Help all believers to answer Your call – so that we may be salt to the earth and light to the world.
+ Help us in our daily activities and work – that we may work in harmony with others for justice and for the good of the whole community.
+ Help those who are experiencing trouble, calamity, persecution, hunger, impoverishment, danger, or threatened with death – comfort them and assure them of Your love in palpable, recognizable ways today.

Shed Your clear light on our hearts, Lord, so that walking continually in the way of Your commandments we may never be deceived or misled. Bless us today, 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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“Stay With Me” – Chardonae Rose

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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