Thursday, August 11, 2005

Morning Prayer

Every morning we will raise
to our God our songs of praise.
Every morning we will raise
to our God our songs of praise.

What this day will bring to pass,
gladness or sorrow we cannot guess.
You, who give the light divine,
shine on us, Christ Jesus, shine.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and call upon his Name.

For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his faithfulness endures from age to age.

O Loving God, whose beloved Son became poor that we might be rich: save us from our love of this world, so that we may love you and serve you with singleness of purpose and heart. Let us bask in the Light of Christ that shines on us daily, bursting through the clouds that gather around us. You divide day from night, darkness from light, the mourning of death into the morning of new life. You change shadows into sunlight. Let us use your light as a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.

God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infects our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Thy will be done. Thy kingdom come. Come Lord Jesus. Come. Amen.

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