Daily Morning Prayer

Following are some morning prayers you may want to pray or use as an outline for your own daily morning prayer:

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus gave us the model of how to pray that includes all these elements: adoration, submission, petition, repentance and praise:
Our Father in heaven,
May Your name be honored.
May Your kingdom come soon.
May Your will be done on earth just as it is in heaven.
Give us our food for today,And forgive us our sins,
Just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us.
And don’t let us yield to temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom,
And the power, and the glory forever. Amen

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Daily Prayer of Commitment

Father, Thank You for awakening me to this new morning and for keeping me through the night. Thank You for your lovingkindness that never ceases and Your compassions that never fail but are new every morning. I commit this day to You Lord. Help me to put You first in my thoughts and in my heart. And help me to magnify and glorify You in all I do and say. In Jesus’name I pray.Amen

Beloved Prayer of Saint Francis Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

Short and Simple Prayer of Commitment: Prayer by Fr. Judge, late NYFD Chaplain

Tell me where You want me to go;
Let me meet whom You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say,
And keep me out of Your way!

Beautiful Prayer by Cardinal Merciar

O, Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You. Enlighten me, guide me, strengthen me, console me. Tell me what I should do…give me Your orders. I promise to submit myself to all You desire of me and to accept all that You permit to happen to me.
Let me only know Your will.

Short and Simple Prayer of Commitment

Dear God, I give you this day
All of my work and all of my play
All that I do and all that I say….Amen

Today’s post is written by Krystal Kuehn, author of The 10 Biggest Lies About God and the Truth That Will Set You Free.  Krystal is a psychotherapist, best-selling author, teacher, musician and songwriter. Krystal specializes in helping people live their best life now, reach their full potential, overcome barriers, heal from their past, & develop a happiness lifestyle. Her inspirational and empowering approach has been helping people all over the world for over 20 years. Her books, articles, poetry, and songs have been published locally and internationally. Krystal has a passion for encouraging others. She believes everyone has untapped potential for greatness, and everyone can live a life of fulfillment and true happiness.

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Sharing the Kindness of God

When we study the fruit of the Holy Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, we see that these are a reflection of Jesus. As we move closer to Jesus in our daily walk, the Holy Spirit makes us more like him. The fruit of the Holy Spirit, the characteristics of Jesus, become more apparent in us with lasting effects.

Thinking of Kindness

This week I have been thinking a great deal of kindness; especially of the kindness of my Father towards me. First and always he showed his great kindness in rescuing me from sin and making me his beloved daughter through the work of Jesus on the cross. I think if we hold this great kindness before us, believing in God’s goodness towards us, his absolute lack of evil intent, we can get past some of the judgment and self-protection that keeps us from being kind to other people.

The Eternal Factor of Kindness

If the quality of kindness is from God, then it has an eternal factor. An act of kindness can be discussed in terms of time – like the 10 minutes it took you to carry extra groceries to a sick friend. It can be discussed in terms of money – like the $200 contributions people have been making towards a scholarship fund for the poorest children in our town. But these scales are insufficient when we hold God’s standards, I think it could argued that the effects of certain kind acts can continue indefinitely. Take the scholarship fund that I am involved with: Children that might not have had the chance to go to school past the age of 11 are now going. These children are the first in their family to achieve high school graduation. They now have a much better chance at a decent job and help their younger siblings get through school. More marketable skills in the family and in the village means that the village is moving away from the grinding poverty that have trapped the generations before. More people can read and reason and come to know the Father with their minds, moving beyond superstition and desperation. An act of kindness with eternal effects.

A Full View of God

I have been hearing a great deal lately about God’s holiness and justice. And these are important aspects of his divine character. But it is to our loss if we ignore other parts of his character such as his goodness and mercy. We have to come to a fuller view of all sides of his character to bring our own minds into alignment with his.

Love your neighbor kindness

Love your neighbor as yourself – show kindness

What are some ways God has shown you kindness?

 

God of Hope Romans 15:13

Our hearts sing with hope, to our God, the God of Hope. So what is up with this concept of ‘hope’? Today’s modern idea around hope is a kind of wishy washy optimism. Its no sure thing, just a big maybe. Today’s modern idea of hope simply doesn’t match up with God. The God of maybe? No, that simply doesn’t work. Biblical hope is a much stronger idea, its a strong and confident expectation, it has certainty attached to it, it is about the nature of God himself. Hope is about things we can’t see or haven’t received, sometimes both. Our God of Hope both holds our hopes and offers us hope. God wants us to abound in hope, to have strength in hope, to be certain of our hopes. Hope is a part of God’s essence, just as God is love, God is also hope.

Approached biblically, hope is an active thing, it gives our lives new dimensions. It gives us power to live with courage and grace, knowing that we are here for a purpose, even if we don’t see it yet. We are watching for eternal outcomes and know that what we can see is not the whole story. If things are looking discouraging, we can turn to God and know that with his perfect love, his infinite resources, we can find compassion, help and support. His mercy doesn’t fail.

Meditate on the God of Hope, let this idea fill your thoughts and heart. Ask God to fill you with joy and peace in believing, ask to abound in hope. Let hope lift you up and bless you with its beautiful future and grace in the very heart of God.

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God of Hope Romans

May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing