Morning Prayer

“MY GOD, my Father and Preserver, who by your goodness has watched over me during the past night, and brought me to this day, grant also that I may spend it wholly in the worship and service of your most holy deity. Let me not think, or say, or do a single thing which tends not to your service and submission to your will, that thus all my actions may aim at your glory and the salvation of my brethren, while they are taught by my example to serve you. And as you are giving light to this world for the purposes of external life by the rays of the sun, so enlighten my mind by the effulgence of your Spirit, that he may guide me in the way of your righteousness. To whatever purpose I apply my mind, may the end which I ever propose to myself be your honor and service. May I expect all happiness from your grace and goodness only. Let me not attempt any thing whatever that is not pleasing to you.

Grant also, that while I labor for the maintenance of this life, and care for the things which pertain to food and raiment, I may raise my mind above them to the blessed and heavenly life which you have promised to your children. Be pleased also, in manifesting yourself to me as the protector of my soul as well as my body, to strengthen and fortify me against all the assaults of the devil, and deliver me from all the dangers which continually beset us in this life. But seeing it is a small thing to have begun, unless I also persevere, I therefore entreat of you, O Lord, not only to be my guide and director for this day, but to keep me under your protection to the very end of life, that thus my whole course may be performed under your superintendence. As I ought to make progress, do add daily more and more to the gifts of your grace until I wholly adhere to your Son Jesus Christ, whom we justly regard as the true Sun, shining constantly in our minds. In order to my obtaining from you these great and manifold blessings, forget, and out of your infinite mercy, forgive my offenses, as you have promised that you will do to those who call upon you in sincerity.

Grant that I may hear your voice in the morning since I have hoped in you. Show me the way in which I should walk, since I have lifted up my soul unto you. Deliver me from my enemies, O Lord, for I have fled unto you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good Spirit conduct me to the land of uprightness.

Through Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. AMEN”

-John Calvin, translated by Henry Beveridge, Tracts Relating to the Reformation, Volume 2, 95-96. With updated English.

2 thoughts on “Morning Prayer

    • things like God loves you God is watching you, so you bteter no lie or even I’m so proud of you. God is now in your heart forever and He is so proud of you and He loves you so very much when my 7-yr old son declared Christ in his life just 2 weeks ago. but that’s it. And it’s SOOOOO hard for me. What I thought I wanted was that he just needed to be saved but i neglected to realize the process of sancitifcation when we become believers and the PERSONAL DECISION of my husband to want to undergo that process and his own desire to want to submit to Christ. It is hard, it is frustrating to be unequally yoked. and I hubmly admit that there are times where i regret getting married, think negative thoughts of my husband, but i have to rebuke that because i realize that i am in a covenant marriage that I CHOSE to be in, so now the only thing i can do is submit myself to God alone, and pray that the Spirit continues to work in the spirit and soul of my husband. and whether or not you’re thinkin about this or not, where you are spiritually, shapes your worldview, values, and morals which filters in how you view marriage, raising children, discipline, priorities in finances, etc . Definitely prayer, but i would also suggest going to your pastor and seeing if your bf is willing to go with you and have the pastor counsel both of you. as you grow in your own relationship with Christ, the Holy Spirit will direct you in what you need to do. so Just Obey. ask for courage, strength, and wisdom. And as you pray for yourself, pray for him as well.

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