LAUDS - Morning Prayer (Breakfast)


Opening Sentance

These things that were written in the Scriptures so long ago are to teach us patience and to encourage us so that we will look forward expectantly to the time when God will conquer sin and death. . . . .Romans 15:4.

Always be joyful, pray continually;
give thanks, whatever happens.

Psalm 19:7-14

  1. The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul:
    the instruction of the Lord is sure, and gives wisdom to the simple.
  2. The precepts of the Lord are right,
    and rejoice the heart:
    the commandment of the Lord is pure
    and gives light to the eyes.
  3. The fear of the Lord is clean, and endures forever:
    the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous every one.
  4. They are more to be desired than gold, even much fine gold:
    sweeter also than honey, pure honey from the comb.
  5. By them is your servant taught:
    and for keeping them there is great reward.
  6. Who can discern unwitting sins?
    O cleanse me from my secret faults.
  7. Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins,
    lest they get the better of me:
    then shall I be clean, and innocent of great offence.
  8. Let the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart:
    be acceptable in your sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer.

The Armour of God

Almighty God,
grant us your wisdom and favour,
give us the grace to cast off the works of darkness
and put on the full armour of God,
now in the time of this mortal life,
Place on us the belt of truth, because you are the way,
    and the truth and the life,
the breastplate of righteousness,
    because we have no righteousness of our own,
    but you became our righteousness on the cross.
Place on us shoes of the Gospel of peace
    that we miss no opportunity to share your love with others.
Put on us the shield of faith,
    that the fiery darts of the enemy do not harm us in any way.
Put on us the helmet of salvation,
    that our minds be protected and renewed daily in You.
Put on us the sword of the Spirit,
    which is the word of God;
    and may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    the Love of God
    and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all for ever more.