Morning Prayer

Prepared by the Reading Boiler Room community

[Begin with a period of silence]

All: In the name of the Father And of the Son And of the Holy Spirit. Amen


OPENING SENTENCES:

Leader: Jesus, we come before you.

Humbly, quietly, in obedience, seeking your peace

All: In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;

In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Leader: Where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy.

All: God of light and glory. As the dawn brings in a new day,

We remember your mercies are new each morning.

We praise you for this new day you have made.

Take it, use it, bring glory to yourself.

Take our lives,

Take our work and efforts,

Take our thoughts

Take our very breath and use it for your glory.

[A short period of silent prayer is held to consider what today will bring and to offer our day and ourselves up to God.]


EXPRESSIONS OF PRAISE:

Leader: In God I’ll sing for joy

My praise explodes from deep within me.

He has dressed me up in a suit of salvation

He has outfitted me in a robe of righteousness.

 

Leader: Because of Jesus Christ we are saved

All: In God I’ll sing for joy

Leader: Because of His love we can be healed

All: In God I’ll sing for joy

Leader: Because of His grace we can be made clean

All: In God I’ll sing for joy

Leader: God is bringing in His Kingdom

All: In God I’ll sing for joy

Leader: Let justice roll down like a river

All: In God I’ll sing for joy

Leader: And righteousness like a never failing stream

All: In God I’ll sing for joy

Leader: Because of Jesus we pray for our city, our nation and our world

All: In God I’ll sing for joy.

Lord put your praise on display in the whole world

 

[Scripture for the day, followed by a meditation and a period of reflection.]

 

TIME OF OPEN PRAYER


DEDICATION PRAYERS

Leader: Lord Jesus, you lived your life on earth doing only what the Father commanded you. Let us be true to you Lord Jesus as you were true to your Father.

All: Father help us, may we be true to Christ

Leader: You ate with the tax collectors and sinners, you cared for the leper, you were compassionate to the mis-treated and the alienated. Jesus may we have your compassion toward others.

All: Father help us, may we be kind to others

Leader: You showed mankind the Father. You demonstrated the love of God to the world. You call us to be your witnesses.

All: Father help us, may we take the gospel to the nations.


Blessing: may the Father strengthen us with His Spirit. Not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength That Christ may live in us as we open the door and invite him in. And with our feet firmly planted in love, May we be able to take in the extravagant dimensions of His love for us. The breath, the length, the depth, the heights. Today Lord, help us to live full lives, in the fullness of God.

 

Amen

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