Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Morning Prayer

Through the night your angels kept
Watch beside us while we slept;
Now the dark has passed away,
Thank you, God, for this new day.

The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.


Come let us sing to the Lord;
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
ome, let us bow down, and bend the knee,
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

Blessed Lord Jesus, you ministered to all who came to you: all -- the young, the old, the lame, the well, the rich, the poor, the women, the men, the elders, the children. Look with compassion upon all who through disease, lifestyle, accident or addiction have lost their health and freedom. Comfort them and restore to them the assurance of your unfailing mercy; remove from them the fears that beset them; strengthen them those who care for them, give patient understanding and persevering love.

God, I give you all the thanks and all the glory. Only you could bring people together in faith and understanding in the ways I have experienced these last few days. I give you thanks and stand in awe of your grace and mercy.

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