Morning Prayer
 Tuesday, January 19th  
Opening Hymn:

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

O heavenly King, O Comforter, the Spirit of truth, who are in all places and fill all things; Treasury of good things and Giver of life: Come and dwell in us and cleanse us from every stain, and save our souls, O gracious Lord.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

 

The Invitatory

Holy One, incarnate One, dynamic One,

God who is Trinity,

we lift our voices in praise and thanksgiving

for the life in Christ Jesus

that we receive from you.

You have shown that your mercy

overcomes sin and evil

and brings relief from oppression.

We thank you for your steadfast love

that keeps covenant with your people.

In Christ we know the depth of your care

for all that you create.

We invite the Holy Spirit to help us

so that we can praise you eternally

in the name of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

  

Preparation

God cares for us completely

and calls for our total commitment.

Christ gave his life that we might live

and calls us to give our lives to him.

Through Christ we have died to sin;

in Christ we are fully alive to God.

Now we worship God.

 

Hymn:

Today’s Gospel

Luke 5:17-25

One day while Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of religious law were sitting nearby. (It seemed that these men showed up from every village in all Galilee and Judea,

as well as from Jerusalem.) And the Lord’s healing power was strongly with Jesus.

Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat. They tried to take him inside to Jesus, but they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.”

But the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to themselves, “Who does he think he is? That’s blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!”

Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”

And immediately, as everyone watched, the man jumped up, picked up his mat,

and went home praising God.

The Word of The Lord

 

 

Statement of Faith (Philippians 2:5-11)

Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

 

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy Name,
    thy kingdom come,
    thy will be done,
        on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
    but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
    for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

Prayers of Intercession

In accord with God’s command that we hold

dominion over creation,        

let us pray for the church, the world, and all

for whom we are called to be stewards, saying,

God of all goodness, hear our prayer.

We pray that the love which passes ceaselessly

between the Father and the Son in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

may renew and deepen the life of each Christian

and draw us all into your unending life.

God of all goodness, hear our prayer.

For the leaders of the church:

for Sunday school children and youth;

for the elderly whose wise counsel is sorely needed in all ages;

and for all ecumenical endeavors

that seek to bring us closer to each other and to you.

God of all goodness, hear our prayer.

For our families, our households, and our communities,

that your life together—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—

may show us the like importance of each of us,

and so strengthen us in your grace and truth.

God of all goodness, hear our prayer.

We pray for the human species,

its nations and leaders,

that all the violence that fills the earth may cease

and your wisdom and goodness may govern all

so that the earth can live in peace.

We pray for all those who suffer

from human corruption,

from physical and mental disease,

from floods, winds, and other natural disasters,

that they may be restored and made whole

by those who do your will on earth as it is in heaven.

We pray for those whom we love, both near and far.

May all of your creation dwell safely

in the ark of your universal covenant.        

Blessed are you, God, Creator of the universe,

who, with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit,

live forever in your rainbow covenant         

with humans, the earth, and every living creature. Amen.

 

 

Closing Hymn:

Closing Prayer

In your good time, O Lord, in your great mercy,

come to me with your never-failing help.

As this day unfolds,

let me see in my friends, family, and neighbors

the face of your loving-kindness toward them;

in my own face, let me see only what is yours.

Be my strength and solace in these hours,

and lighten the paths of all I encounter.

I pray this in the strong Word

that created and upholds the universe:

in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Postlude:

On Thursdays our prayers are found on the Taize Tab of the Tool Bar

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