Morning Prayer Monday 6th December

Morning Prayer Monday 6th December 2021

 

Lord, direct our thoughts, and teach us to pray. Lift up our hearts to worship you in spirit and in truth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Lord says, ‘Surely, I come quickly.’ Even so; come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20)

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and for ever.
Amen.

Matthew 14:1-12

 1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus, and he said to his attendants, ‘This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.’

Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, for John had been saying to him: ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’ Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.

On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked. Prompted by her mother, she said, ‘Give me here on a dish the head of John the Baptist.’ The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted 10 and had John beheaded in the prison. 11 His head was brought in on a dish and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12 John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.

Reflection

Prayers

  • Continue to pray for those suffering as a result of climate change
  • Continue to pray for the ongoing problems caused by the Covid 19 pandemic
  • As winter takes hold, pray for the homeless and stateless here in the UK and abroad
  • Pray that this Christmas, the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ is heard

Awaiting his coming in glory, as our Saviour taught us, so we pray Our Father…..

May the Lord, when he comes, find us watching and waiting.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.                                                                     
Thanks be to God.

 

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