Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Morning Prayer Guide - Wednesday

Wednesday, December 5, 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 90, Isaiah 1:24-31, and Luke 11:29-32

Jesus had some tough words for his listeners.  He is telling them that they are foolish and unrepentant.  We don't like that kind of talk.  We don't like the idea that Jesus would say such things.

We have been given a great gift.  God's wisdom far out-shines any wisdom of any person.  And if the Ninevites repented after Jonah's short ministry, how much more should we repent after beholding Jesus?

Advent gives us a chance to set ourselves straight so that when Jesus comes we will be ready.  What do you need to do to be ready?

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