Friday Morning God

Paul Skippen

29 Jul 2020

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Prayer of the Day

Friday 7 August 2020

 

1944
IBM donates the first automatic digital calculator to Harvard University. It weighed 5000kg.

Call to Prayer

 

 

Here I Am, Lord (Steve Angrisano) (from Spirit & Song collection)
Refrain text © 1969, 1981, 1997, ICEL. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Music and verses text © 2004, Steve Angrisano.
Published by Spirit & Song, a division of OCP. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Scripture

(Matthew 16: 24 – 25)

Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self ”.

Primary Daily Prayer

If you’re a good Christian, you should also be a good example to your family and friends. Telling people about Jesus isn’t enough. Your behaviour should speak at least as loudly as your words. Max Lucado writes: “In our faith we follow in someone’s steps. In our faith we leave footprints to guide others. It’s the principle of discipleship”. God wants us to guide others. And, you should want the same thing.

God always with us, make me a good example to my family and friends. And, let my words and actions show people how my life has been changed by you. Amen.

Today I will …
Please help me …

Secondary Daily Prayer

God living among us, as we search within ourselves to discover our vocation, the path our lives are to take, help us to come to know who we truly are. May we not be misled by the pressures around us as we make decisions about our lives. May our decisions be grounded in an understanding of who we are, what our gifts are, and where our deepest desire lies. In doing so we can discover who we are and what we can offer the world. Amen.

Today I will …
Please help me …

Staff Daily Prayer

Unimaginable Spirit, we must think of you as living in time, yet you don’t. We must imagine you able to hear our words; instead you merely hear our hearts and our very being. We may at times ask you to help us, to save us, to be with us. Instead of answering, you await our responses to life and our responsibility, loving our efforts, asking our patience, surrender and faith. Spirit beyond imagining, we accept you however you are disguised, however unexpectedly you deal with us. Teach us to pray, to speak into your silence, with eyes open regardless of your blinding wonders
and our dark bewilderment. Amen.

Today I will …
Please help me …

Commissioning

 

 

Arise and Go Out (John Burland) (from Arise collection)
Words & Music © 2020, John Burland and Ovation Music Services.
All rights reserved. Used with permission.

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