Morning Prayer Monday 18th Oct

Morning Prayer 18th October 2021

 

Opening Verses

1I will exalt you, O God my King, and bless your name for ever and ever. 2Every day will I bless you and praise your name for ever and ever. 3Great is the Lord and highly to be praised; his greatness is beyond all searching out (Psalm 145: 1-3)

Opening Prayer

God of our days and years, we set this time apart for you. Form us in the likeness of Christ so that our lives may glorify you. Amen.

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever. Amen.

Isaiah 55: 1-3, 6-11

1“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Reflection

For Prayer

  • This morning, pray for the street/area/community in which you live. Bring the people and any situations within it which may be causing distress or anxiety to the Lord
  • Pray for the local schools as they cope with the ongoing disruption of Covid 19
  • Pray for all the emergency services as they go about their work
  • Pray for the NHS and all those who are waiting for treatment

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,
and keep us in eternal life.  Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

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