Morning Prayer

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Thursday, Week 11

He will turn toward the prayer of the destitute; He will not despise their prayer.
— Psalm 102:17 (BSB)

Unless the Spirit of God is with us, we cannot expect that our prayers will be answered.
— Dwight L. Moody

O God, we would be strong for this new day, and we wait upon You to renew our strength. You have given us renewal in sleep — and we thank You for this. You give Your beloved sleep — and You give them blessings while sleeping. For the goodness of the night, we give You hearty thanks.

We need also spiritual strength for the day that is before us.

We shall meet temptations.

We shall have duties to perform.

We shall have burdens to carry.

We shall have conflicts with the evil that is in the world.

We need strength for all these experiences. You only can give us what we need. You are our refuge and our strength — a very present help in times of trouble. You have promised to be with us, and to strengthen us. You have said that as our days are — so shall our strength be, and that Your grace is sufficient for us. We accept these assurances, believing that we shall obtain help from You for every duty and every struggle.

We desire that this shall be a profitable day. Lord, give us faith that we may not fail of Your help at any point. Let us not faint nor grow weary in our work. We go to our different duties and tasks in Jesus' precious name, and we desire to live for You all the day.

Bless our home life. Bless our work and business. Bless our association with neighbors and friends. Fill us with Your love, that we may live worthily all the day, affectionately as a family, bearing one another's burdens, in peace with all men as much as lies in us; and compassionately toward the trouble, the sorrowing, and the sinning. Keep us from accidents and injuries as we go about. Give us good health. Make us wise unto salvation. And to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we will give praise forever and ever. Amen.

Thursday, Week 11

Public domain content taken from Family Prayers for Thirteen Weeks by J.R. Miller.

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