A Morning Prayer

Merciful Father, we thank you that in your great faithfulness you kept watch over us during this past night. Strengthen and guide us by your Holy Spirit, that we may use this new day and all the days of our life in holiness and righteousness. Grant that we in all our undertakings may always have your glory foremost in our minds. May we always work in such a manner that we expect all results and fruits of our work from your generous hand alone.

We ask that you will graciously forgive all our sins according to your promise, for the sake of the passion and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through your grace we are heartily sorry for all our transgressions. Illumine our hearts, that we may lay aside all works of darkness and as children of light may walk in the light and live a new life in all godliness.

Bless the proclamation of your divine Word here and in the mission fields. Strengthen all faithful labourers in your vineyard.

We pray for those whom you have set over us, that as servants of you, the King of kings and Lord of lords, they may rule according to the calling you give them. Give endurance to all who are persecuted because of their faith and deliver them from their enemies. Destroy all the works of the devil. Comfort the distressed. Show your mercy and help to all who call upon your holy name in sickness and other trials of life. Deal with us and with all your people according to your grace in Christ Jesus our Lord, who assured us that you will do whatever we ask in his name. Amen.

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