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  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 12.28.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open,

    all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid:

    Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit,

    that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy name,

    through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    -The Anglican Book of Common Prayer   

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 12.21.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    And Mary said,

    “My soul magnifies the Lord,

         and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

    for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.

       For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

    for he who is mighty has done great things for me,

       and holy is his name.

    And his mercy is for those who fear him

       from generation to generation.

    He has shown strength with his arm;

       he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

    he has brought down the mighty from their thrones

       and exalted those of humble estate;

    he has filled the hungry with good things,

       and the rich he has sent away empty.

    He has helped his servant Israel,

       in remembrance of his mercy,

    as he spoke to our fathers,

       to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

    Luke 1:46-55

     

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 12.14.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    If indeed it be necessary, O Lord, to bury the workman that my work may be finished by other hands.  Help me never to think of myself as indispensable.  May I be content to die with my work undone, knowing that my task is to work at the fulfillment of your purposes, not to work them out.

    -Anonymous

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 12.7.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    My God, I wish to give myself to thee.  Give me the courage to do so.

    -François Fenelon

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 11.16.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Lord, it is my chief complaint

    That my love is weak and faint;

    Yet I love thee, and adore;

    O for grace to love thee more!

    -William Cowper

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 11.9.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    We confess, merciful God that we have let ourselves be enslaved to our selfish egos.  We have expected to find your favor because of our good works instead of relying on your grace alone.  Forgive us and reform us to know again the freedom you offer through your perfect pardon.

     

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 10.26.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

    Hebrews 13:20-21

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 10.19.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. Amen.

    II Thessalonians 2:16-17

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 10.5.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Such, O my soul, are the miseries that attend on riches.  They are gained with toil and kept with fear.  They are enjoyed with danger and lost with grief.  It is hard to be saved if we have them; and impossible if we love them; and scarcely can we have them, but we shall love them inordinately.  Teach us, O Lord, this difficult lesson: to manage conscientiously the goods we possess and not covetously desire more than you give to us.

    –St. Augustine

    From The Choice: The Christ-Centered Pursuit of Kingdom Outcomes

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 9.28.15

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner…

    It seems as if I am standing on one side of a huge canyon and see how I should grow toward you, live in your presence and serve you, but cannot reach the other side of the canyon where you are.  I can speak and write, preach, and argue about the beauty and goodness of the life I see on the other side, but how, O Lord, can I get there?  Sometime I even have the painful feeling that the clearer the vision, the more aware I am of the depth of the canyon…

    I can only keep trying to be faithful, even though I feel faithless most of the time.  What else can I do but keep praying to you, even when I feel numb; to keep speaking in your name, even when I feel alone.  Come, Lord Jesus, come.  Have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen.

    From A Cry for Mercy by Henri Nouwen