EVERY MORNIING WE ARISE AFRESH IN CHRIST OUR LIGHT. ancient Christian writers warn against “Morning demons”: yesterday’s worries and grievances returning to poison the new day. (Magnificat)
The One that rules over men in justice Is like the morning light at sunrise on a cloudless morning, making the greensward sparkle after rain. (2 Sm 23:3-4)
PRAYER: LORD JESUS CHRIST, you have brought us safely to the new day, as you have promised to bring us safely to dwell with you one day in your kingdom of light. Defend us against all that would weigh us down and slow our steps, so that we may run with delight in the way of your Gospel, who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
INTERCESSIONS: JESUS CHRIST is our light and our life. To him we pray:
R: O LORD OF SALVATION, BLESS YOUR PEOPLE!
Grant us fresh hope at the beginning of this day:-that we may live it for your glory and our neighbor’s good. R
Relieve us of the burden of old worries and stored grievances:-that we may pass through the narrow gate that leads to the kingdom. R
Protect us from recurring fears:- that all may know the joy of your love. R
THIS ALL MEANS: DON’T WORRY ABOUT YESTERDAY, IT IS GONE BY AND YOU CAN’T CHANGE IT; DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE, IT’S IN GOD’S HANDS; DON’T WORRY ABOUT TODAY, JUST DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND LET GOD DO THE REST. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!