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Daily Devotion for January 28, 2010
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, forever and ever.
Prayer for the Morning
Oh Lord, most heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who has safely brought me to the beginning of this day; I give you thanks for my creation, preservation, and all the blessings of my life. Grant that this day I fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all my doings, being governed by your will, may be righteous in your sight. Through Christ our Lord, I pray.
Prayer for Grace and Strength
Lord God, I pray that you will fill my heart with the blessing of your Holy Spirit. Grant me this day the strength to be temperate in all things, diligent in my duties, and patient under my afflictions. Direct me in all my ways. Give me grace to be just and upright in all my dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compassion; and ready to do good to all people, according to my abilities and opportunities. For the sake of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
Community of Prayer
Heavenly Lord, I know I am not alone saying these prayers or reading your Word this morning, but many people unknown to me, from all stations of life, have joined together in this brief moment of devotion. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be among the community of all who pray in the name of Christ this morning, and remain among us always.
Think of the day ahead in terms of God with you, and visualize health, strength, guidance, purity, calm confidence, and victory as the gifts of His presence.
The Upright Will Be Blessed
Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears Lord, who delights greatly in his commandments.
His seed will be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches will be in his house: and his righteousness endures for ever.
Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
A good man is kind and generous with those in need: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.
He will not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
His heart is buoyed up, he will not fear, and will finally look with satisfaction on his adversaries.
He has given freely to the poor; His righteousness endures forever; His name will be exalted in honor.
The wicked will see it and be vexed. They will grimace and melt away; The desires of the wicked will perish.