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A prayer to start your day from the Methodist Book Concern
Almighty God, in you there is no darkness at all.
Give us your eternal light. When we cannot see the way before us,
may we continue to put our trust in you,
that under your guidance and protection we may be kept from falling this day,
and finally, by your mercy, enter into our rest;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Freely modified from Service and Prayers for Church and Home,
Ed. Wilbur Patterson Thirkield, Methodist Book Concern, 1918) link
Arise and Shine in My Heart
(Chosen in part due to the fact it was posted by the Wartburg Press.)
O Lord Jesus, Creator of all things, light of the glory of the Father in heaven.
I thank you for letting me see the light of a new day!
Bright Sun of Righteousness, arise and shine in my heart,
so that I may walk as a child of light as in the day,
and finally see you in the eternal light of joy everlasting.
(Source: Wilhelm Löhe. Freely adapted from Seed Grains of Prayer, A Manual for Evangelical Christians, Wartburg Press, Chicago, 1914 (#12))
The Lord’s Prayer link
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
The following song was performed by Catholic artists in their homes to encourage all during the Covid crisis.
Colossians 4:7-15 NIV Bible Gateway
Tychicus will tell you all the news about me.
He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord.
I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our circumstances
and that he may encourage your hearts.
He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you.
They will tell you everything that is happening here.
My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas.
(You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)
Jesus, who is called Justus, also sends greetings.
These are the only Jews among my co-workers for the kingdom of God,
and they have proved a comfort to me.
Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings.
He is always wrestling in prayer for you,
that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured.
I vouch for him that he is working hard for you and for those at Laodicea and Hierapolis.
Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings.
Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea,
and to Nympha and the church in her house.
I love that Wade gives us the history of the people named in this letter.
The love of the Lord Jesus
draw you to himself;
the power of the Lord Jesus
strengthen you in his service;
the joy of the Lord Jesus fill your hearts;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.