Saturday, January 5, 2013

Morning Prayer Guide - Saturday

Saturday, January 5, 2013
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 72, Jeremiah 31:7-14, and John 1:1-18

Today is the twelfth and final day of Christmas.  It has been joyful.  We have spent quite a bit of time talking about light.  Light makes humans happy.  No one wants to be in complete darkness all the time.  Christmas is a celebration of Jesus coming to show us the Light.

Take some time to thank God for sending his Son to us.  You may find the following prayer helpful:

O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, you Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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