Friday, December 14, 2012

Morning Prayer Guide - Friday

Friday, December 14, 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: Isaiah 12:2-6, Amos 8:4-12, and 2 Corinthians 9:1-15

St. Paul follows up on yesterday’s reading by talking about being a cheerful giver.  It isn’t enough to just give, but we must do so cheerfully.

Take a few minutes to pray about this.  You examined how good of a giver you are yesterday.  Now examine how cheerful you are when you give.  Write your own prayer.

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