A Morning Resolve

Readings: Psalm 145:5-10; Ruth 4:13-17; 2 Peter 3:11-18

But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18, NRSV

I will try this day to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.

In particular, I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep, which I believe the Holy Spirit has shown me to be right.

And as I cannot in my own strength do this, nor even with a hope of success attempt it, I look to thee, O Lord God my Father, in Jesus my Savior, and ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Amen

[Back Page Prayer, Forward Day By Day, Forward Movement, Cincinnati, Ohio]

Offered by Sharon Walker, child of God.

4 thoughts on “A Morning Resolve

  1. Marcia Meinerth

    Good morning Sharon. Thank you for that reminder about establishing habits. Lord knows I try and somehow something gets me off track So here I am trying again today!
    And I started my day with your prayer! So here goes!

  2. Johnna Post author

    Thanks for the prayer and image, Sharon. They both add grace to my Advent walk. Peace, Johnna

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