Saturday, April 6, 2013

Morning Prayer Guide - Saturday

Easter Saturday, April 6, 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 150, 1 Samuel 17:32-51, and Luke 24:36-40

Jesus comes into our midst and shows us his hands and feet.  He bids us to be peaceful.  He bids us to live up to his example.  “They’ll know you are Christians by your love.”

Take a moment to look at Jesus’ scars.  He, through his death, has given you life.  Thank God for that gift.  You may find the following prayer helpful:
We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

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