August 8, 2022

Prayer in the Morning

This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.

Psalm 89

Your love, O Lord, for ever will I sing; *

from age to age my mouth will proclaim your faithfulness.
For I am persuaded that your love is established for ever; *

you have set your faithfulness firmly in the heavens.
“I have made a covenant with my chosen one; *

I have sworn an oath to David my servant:
‘I will establish your line for ever, *

and preserve your throne for all generations.’”
The heavens bear witness to your wonders, O Lord, *

and to your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones;
For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? *

who is like the Lord among the gods?
God is much to be feared in the council of the holy ones, *

great and terrible to all those round about him.
Who is like you, Lord God of hosts? *

O mighty Lord, your faithfulness is all around you.
You rule the raging of the sea *

and still the surging of its waves.
You have crushed Rahab of the deep with a deadly wound; *

you have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
Yours are the heavens; the earth also is yours; *

you laid the foundations of the world and all that is in it.
You have made the north and the south; *

Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your Name.
You have a mighty arm; *

strong is your hand and high is your right hand.
Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne; *

love and truth go before your face.
Happy are the people who know the festal shout! *

they walk, O Lord, in the light of your presence.
They rejoice daily in your Name; *

they are jubilant in your righteousness.
For you are the glory of their strength, *

and by your favor our might is exalted.
Truly, the Lord is our ruler; *

The Holy One of Israel is our King.

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