Thursday, September 27, 2012

Morning Prayer Guide -- Thursday

Thursday, September 27, 2012
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: Psalm 19:7-14, Exodus 18:13-27, and Acts 4:13-31

If you were hauled into court and warned to never talk about Jesus again, would you do it anyway?  Would you disregard what the authorities told you and talk about Jesus?
Jesus doesn’t want us to be intimidated by what others’ might think.  He wants us to speak up and tell what we’ve seen and heard.

What have you seen Jesus do?  Have you told anyone?  More importantly, have you told anyone who isn’t already a regular church-goer?  Today is a great day to start.

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