Daily Devotion for December 1, 2009
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.
"Acknowledge the Lord, you mighty among men"1 Acknowledge the Lord, you mighty among men; acknowledge the Lord's glory and strength.
2 Give unto the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord rules the waters; the God of glory thunders upon the many oceans.
4 The voice of the Lord is filled with power; the voice of the Lord is the voice of the King above all.
5 The voice of the Lord shatters trees; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
6 Yet he makes those who skip like a calf; nations dance like a young colt at his word.
7 The voice of the Lord divides the lightning.
8 The voice of the Lord makes the wilderness tremble; the Lord shakes the barren desert.
9 The voice of the Lord makes the deer give fawns, and shows us the forests: and in his temple does everyone speak of his glory.
10 The Lord's throne extends even over the oceans; yes, the Lord sits as the King for ever.
11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.