Saturday, October 28, 2006

Saturday Morning Prayer

Almighty God, our Father and Preserver:

We give You thanks that by Your goodness You have watched over us during the night and brought us to a new day.

We ask You to strengthen and guard us by Your Spirit so that we may spend this day in Your service and glorify You. May we cause all Your blessings to prove fruitful, and may we only seek the things that are pleasing in Your sight.

Enable us, O Lord, while we labor in this life to always look forward to that heavenly life, which You have promised Your children.

Defend us in soul and body from all harm.

Show Your steadfast love to all men and women and little children according to their need and especially to those whom we love and are in any kind of trouble or distress. We now remember them before You...

Protect our country.
Protect Your Church.
Bless all who do good in the world.
Restrain and convert all who do evil.

And finally – be pleased to cast out of Your remembrance all our past offenses, forgiving them in Your boundless mercy. Purify our hearts so that we may lead a better life through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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