MATINS - Midnight Prayer


Psalm 119:137-144

137 You are righteous, O Lord,
    and your judgements are right.
138 You have appointed your decrees in righteousness
    and in all faithfulness.
139 My zeal consumes me
    because my foes forget your words.
140 Your promise is well tried,
    and your servant loves it.
141 I am small and despised,
    yet I do not forget your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
    and your law is the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me,
    but your commandments are my delight.
144 Your decrees are righteous for ever;
    give me understanding that I may live.


Jesus, Son of God,
thank you for William Law, and for all
who strive for devout and holy living;
you call us to hunger and thirst for what is right.
May our integrity be as strong as your servant William
give us your grace to also endure rejection
and yet remain obedient to your guidance.


Thank Him for 3 things that happened today (Good or Not!)


Our Father,
your kingdom come
on earth as in heaven.

Look down, Lord, from your heavenly throne.
Illuminate the darkness of this night
with your celestial brightness,
and from us, the children of light,
banish for ever the deeds of darkness.

The Blessing

May the risen Christ grant us the joy of eternal life.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!