St Mary's church, Upton on Mersey

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A prayer by John Stott

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MORNING PRAYER

 

Good morning, Heavenly Father;

Good morning Lord Jesus;

Good morning Holy Spirit.

 

Heavenly Father, I worship you

as the Creator and Sustainer of the universe.

 

Lord Jesus, I worship you,

Saviour and Lord of the world.

 

Holy Spirit, I worship you,

Sanctifier of the people of God.

 

Glory to the Father, and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

 

Heavenly Father,

I pray that I may live this day in your presence

and please you more and more.

 

Lord Jesus, I pray that this day

I may take up my cross and follow you.

 

Holy Spirit, I pray that this day

you will fill me with yourself

and cause your fruit to ripen in my life:

love, joy, peace,

patience, kindness, goodness,

faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

 

Holy, blessed, and glorious Trinity,

three persons in one God,

have mercy upon me. Amen.

 

John RW Stott, CBE. Anglican clergyman who is noted as a leader of the worldwide evangelical movement. For many years he was Rector of All Souls Langham Place in London. In 2005, Time magazine ranked Stott among the 100 most influential people in the world.