Prayer Upon Rising
I thank You, living and eternal King, for You have graciously give me another day to serve You. You are forever faithful and abounding in compassion! May Your kingdom reign this day in my life and my home. I acknowledge You as Lord, and declare myself Your servant. [MP&M 6]
Morning Quiet Time
Friday Morning Prayer
Here and be merciful to me, a sinner, O Gracious Father. Renew a right spirit within me, and restore to me the knowledge of my salvation in Messiah. Speak to my heart of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Cause me to know the way that I should go, for to You I lift up my soul, to You I dedicate this day.
HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD IS OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE.
Blessed be His name, Whose glorious kingdom is for ever and ever. And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Today, Father, may Your words be always in front of my eyes; may my hands be engaged in the practices of Your commands. I recall the power of Your outstretched arm in redeeming us from the house of bondage, and today I will lean on the same arm for strength to live in a redemptive manner. May I be honored to partner with You in the repair of the world. May it be Your will and may it be my will, LORD our God, and God of our forefathers, that the body, soul, and spirit You have given me be subject to Your service.
Blessed are You, LORD our God, King of the universe, who has set us apart by Your Son and set us apart with His commandments. Satisfy us in morning with your steadfast love that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Psalm of the Day: Psalm 93
The LORD reigns; He is robed in majesty;
The LORD is robed; He has put on strength as his belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.
The floods have lifted up, O LORD, The floods have lifted up their voice;
The floods lift up their roaring. Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
Mightier than the waves of the sea,
The LORD on high is mighty!
Your decrees are very trustworthy;
Holiness befits Your house, O LORD, forevermore.
Today’s Prayer and Psalm are Phase I of Friday’s Office… more coming next week!
Scripture from prayer: Mark 15.42, Luke 1.78-79, I Samuel 2.1-2, 6-8 Scripture taken from English Standard Version.
Prayer taken from Morning Prayer & More, pp 31-33, by Fr. Nathan Long, KMF Press, 2007.