Morning Prayers

River of my life

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.  Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.  Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.

 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be they name.  Thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.  And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.

 

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul.

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake.  Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 

My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty.  I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.  But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child I am content.  Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.

 

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.  Before a word is on my tongue Lord you, Lord, know it completely.  For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.  Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book.  Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. 

God makes the rivers to flow.  They tire not, nor do they cease from flowing.  May the river of my life flow into the sea of love that is the Lord.  May I overcome all the impediments on my course.  May the thread of my song be not cut before my life merges in the sea of love.

 

 

 

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