Monday, January 2, 2012

Morning Prayer Guide - Monday

Begin by praying the Collect for Grace and Collect for Purity.

Collect for Grace:
Lord God, almighty and everlasting Father, you have brought us safely to this new day: Preserve us with your mighty power, that we may not fall into sin, nor be overcome by adversity; and in all we do, direct us to the fulfilling of your purpose; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect for Purity:
Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we might perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Read: Genesis 12:1-7, Psalm 20, and Hebrews 11:1-12

Today's readings talk about Abraham and his faith. As we begin a new year, we have the opportunity to start fresh and new. We have the opportunity to follow God into new areas and new phases of life. We have to be open to the Holy Spirit's guidance.

Take some time to pray about this. Ask God to help you be ready to answer his calling. Write your own prayer.

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