May All of It Be So

May All of It Be So

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting!  And let all the people say, “Amen!”  Praise the Lord!  Psalm 106:48   Good morning Prayer Team! Amen. Every line of the Divine Liturgy that is offered by the celebrant has a response from the people.  The first...

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From Generation to Generation

From Generation to Generation

God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’” This is My Name forever, the Name you shall call Me from generation to generation. Exodus 3:15  ...

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A Prayer for the Priest

A Prayer for the Priest

Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which...

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Remembering the Church Triumphant As We Take our Place in the Church Militant

Remembering the Church Triumphant As We Take our Place in the Church Militant

And he who searches the hearts of men know what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.  Romans 8:27   Good morning Prayer Team! Glory to You, O God, our hope, glory to You. May Christ our true...

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The Blessing of the Lord

The Blessing of the Lord

The Lord bless you and keep you: The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you: The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Numbers 6: 24-26   Good morning Prayer Team! Let us pray to the Lord. Lord have mercy...

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Worship

Worship

THE GREAT COMMANDMENTS: WHERE DO YOU STAND? You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.  Luke 10:27 For as often as you eat this Bread and drink...

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Blessed be the Name of the Lord

Blessed be the Name of the Lord

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore!  Psalm 113:2   Good morning Prayer Team! Blessed is the name of the Lord, both now and to the ages. Today’s reflection is yet another example of a hymn that is borrowed directly from the Scriptures,...

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For Every Good and Perfect Gift is From Above

For Every Good and Perfect Gift is From Above

O save Thy people, and bless Thy heritage; be Thou their shepherd, and carry them forever.  Psalm 28:9 O Lord, I love the habitation of Thy house, and the place where Thy glory dwells.  Psalm 26:8 Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from Above, coming down from the...

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We Begin and End in the Same Way

We Begin and End in the Same Way

Peace I leave with you;  My peace I give to you.  John 14:27   Good morning Prayer Team! Let us depart in peace.  Let us pray to the Lord. The journey of the Divine Liturgy is about to come to a close.  Only two prayers remain.  As we are about...

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The Need for Sanctification

The Need for Sanctification

I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations.  For just as you once yielded up your members to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for sanctification.  When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. ...

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