Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Daystar Is Shining upon Us

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
But I will call on God, who still
shall for my aid appear:
at morning, noon, or night I'll pray,
and he my voice shall hear.
 —Psalm 55:16-17
Suggested tune: Manoah (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
The night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light
—Romans 13:12
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Some of us were plunged in despair—a starless night without a moon. We were without hope and feared that our future would be the deepest darkness forever. But that hopeless gloom is over and we have the Light of God and joy in Christ Jesus. The daystar is shining upon us, the Light of God that lightens the Gentiles cheers our path and we look for a perfect day though it is not yet full day with us. Cloudless brightness is still a thing of desire and expectation. The sun has risen, but it is not noon as yet. For that we look when we shall see the Well-Beloved in his kingdom and wake up in his likeness.
—Charles Spurgeon (alt.)
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Thank you, God, that you sent morning into my night. May I live my live in the brightness of your Son, that my deeds may be seen by all as an example of godliness...
 
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
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 debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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