We will pray this weekend, “Heavenly Father Your mercies are new every morning.” Getting up is God’s first morning mercy though my first morning thoughts are about finding some clothes to put on and hoping that the coffee is ready. Nor do I think about the next phrase, “though we deserve only punishment.” Despite that “You receive us as Your children” and “provide for all our needs of body and soul.” Clothes, Becky making coffee, breakfast, rising sun, and its not even 7:00 yet.
It’s fitting then, that we pray, “Grant that we may heartily acknowledge Your merciful goodness.” Enthusiastically. And “Give thanks for all your benefits.”
Then, with God’s help, “serve you in willing obedience.”
On Sunday morning, we could fill out a whole hour just discussing the 86 words of our Collect of the Day. This prayer is something to ponder daily during the next week.
Prayer: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, Your mercies are new every morning; and though we deserve only punishment, You receive us as Your children and provide for all our needs of body and soul. Grant that we may heartily ACKNOWLEDGE Your merciful goodness, GIVE THANKS for all Your benefits, and SERVE you in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
To that we add our loud AMEN, let is be so among us.