Morning Prayer For A Thursday

Thursday Theme – Discipleship

Before Prayer

The night has passed and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind. 

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you.

Opening Prayer. **

With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow before God most high?
This is what the Lord says;
this is what the Lord requires of you:
to do justice
to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with God.

The psalm of the day
suggested – 25, 27, 105, 128, 131.

‘Kyrie’ prayer

Lord, you tear down, only to build up again.
Lord, have mercy

You call us to walk blamelessly and do what is right.
Christ, have mercy

Lord, you know our hearts.
Lord, have mercy

You have chosen us to go and bear fruit.
Christ, have mercy

Collect / Affirmation of Faith ***

O Trinity of love,
You have been with us since the world’s beginning,
be with us at the world’s end.
You have been with us at our life’s shaping,
be with us at our life’s end
You have been with us at the sun’s rising,
be with us at the day’s end.

Scripture reading(s) for the day

Prayer of thanksgiving or prayer of concern. ****

Today, Lord,
may I live with open hands,
mourn what is broken,
serve with self respect,
use my power for good,
look with compassion,
walk in honesty,
reach past difference,
suffer for love,
and live fearlessly
following the way of radical love.

Blessing *****

Bless to us, O God,
the road that is before us,
the friends who are around us,
your love which is within us,
and your light which leads us home.

** Adapted from Micah Chapter 6 verse 6.
*** Adapted from ‘A Simple Evening Liturgy’ in the Iona Community Worship Book.
**** From the 9beats collective. The Ninefold Path.
***** I think this adapted once more from a prayer in the Ioan Community Worship Book.

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