October 2, 2022

A Prayer of Morning Resolve

I will try this day to live a simple, sincere and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.

In particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep which I believe the Holy Spirit has shown me to be right.

And as I cannot in my own strength do this, nor even with a hope of success attempt it, I look to thee, O Lord God my Father, in Jesus my Savior, and ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *

his mercy endures for ever.
Let Israel now proclaim, *

“His mercy endures for ever.”
Let the house of Aaron now proclaim, *

“His mercy endures for ever.”
Let those who fear the Lord now proclaim, *

“His mercy endures for ever.”
I called to the Lord in my distress; *

the Lord answered by setting me free.
The Lord is at my side, therefore I will not fear; *

what can anyone do to me?
The Lord is at my side to help me; *

I will triumph over those who hate me.
It is better to rely on the Lord *

than to put any trust in flesh.
It is better to rely on the Lord *

than to put any trust in rulers.
All the ungodly encompass me; *

in the Name of the Lord I will repel them.
They hem me in, they hem me in on every side; *

in the name of the Lord I will repel them.
They swarm about me like bees;
they blaze like a fire of thorns; *

in the name of the Lord I will repel them.
I was pressed so hard that I almost fell, *

but the Lord came to my help.
The Lord is my strength and my song, *

and he has become my salvation.
There is a sound of exultation and victory *

in the tents of the righteous:
“The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! *

the right hand of the Lord is exalted!
the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!”
I shall not die, but live, *

and declare the works of the Lord.
The Lord has punished me sorely, *

but he did not hand me over to death.
Open for me the gates of righteousness; *

I will enter them;
I will offer thanks to the Lord.
“This is the gate of the Lord; *

he who is righteous may enter.”
I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *

and have become my salvation.
The same stone which the builders rejected *

has become the chief cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing, *

and it is marvelous in our eyes.
On this day the Lord has acted; *

we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Hosanna, Lord, hosanna! *

Lord, send us now success.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; *

we bless you from the house of the Lord.
God is the Lord; he has shined upon us; *

form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.
“You are my God, and I will thank you; *

you are my God, and I will exalt you.”
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *

his mercy endures for ever.

Image: Rubens Praying Hands.jpg Praying Hands Peter Paul Rubens Public domain

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