BREAKFAST (Lauds)

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Opening Sentance

thumb Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. . . . .1 Corinthians 4:2.

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

Benedicite Aotearoa

  1. O give thanks to our God who is good:
    whose love endures for ever.
  2. You sun and moon, you stars of the southern sky:
    give to our God your thanks and praise.
  3. Sunrise and sunset, night and day:
    give to our God your thanks and praise.
  4. All mountains and valleys, grassland and scree,
    glacier, avalanche, mist and snow:
    give to our God your thanks and praise.
  5. You kauri and pine, rata and kowhai, mosses and ferns:
    give to our God your thanks and praise.
  6. Dolphins and kahawai, sealion and crab,
    coral, anemone, pipi and shrimp:
    give to our God your thanks and praise.
  7. Rabbits and cattle, moths and dogs,
    kiwi and sparrow and tui and hawk:
    give to our God your thanks and praise.
  8. You Maori and Pakeha, women and men,
    all who inhabit the long white cloud:
    give to our God your thanks and praise.
  9. All you saints and martyrs of the South Pacific:
    give to our God your thanks and praise.

Morning Prayer

Good morning, Lord!
Today's a new day,
 a chance for a new start.
Yesterday is gone and with it any regrets,
 mistakes, or failures we have experienced.
It's a good day to be glad and give thanks,
 and we do, Lord.
Thank you for today,
 a new opportunity to love, give,
 and be all that You want us to be.
Amen.