Peace of the new day

posted 29 Oct 2011, 05:50 by Mark Broomhead
O Lord, let my soul rise up to meet you, as the day rises to meet the sun.
Glory to our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Yesterday, today and every tomorrow amen.

The peace of mornings stillness
the peace of new beginnings
The peace of heavens Kiss
to welcome us to this day
to root us in this day
to free us for this day
that we may grow with the greening earth
that we may grow from the ground of glory
that we might grow in grateful wonder
of you
Gracious giver of this ay
Great giver of this new day

Psalm 96

The Message (MSG)

   Sing God a brand-new song! Earth and everyone in it, sing! 
   Sing to God—worship God
 2-3 Shout the news of his victory from sea to sea, 
   Take the news of his glory to the lost, 
   News of his wonders to one and all! 
 4-5 For God is great, and worth a thousand Hallelujahs. 
   His terrible beauty makes the gods look cheap; 
   Pagan gods are mere tatters and rags. 
 5-6 God made the heavens— 
   Royal splendor radiates from him, 
   A powerful beauty sets him apart. 
 7 Bravo, God, Bravo! 
   Everyone join in the great shout: Encore! 
   In awe before the beauty, in awe before the might. 
 8-9 Bring gifts and celebrate, 
   Bow before the beauty of God, 
   Then to your knees—everyone worship! 

 10 Get out the message—God Rules! 
   He put the world on a firm foundation; 
   He treats everyone fair and square. 

 11 Let's hear it from Sky, 
   With Earth joining in, 
   And a huge round of applause from Sea. 

 12 Let Wilderness turn cartwheels, 
   Animals, come dance, 
   Put every tree of the forest in the choir— 

 13 An extravaganza before God as he comes, 
   As he comes to set everything right on earth, 
   Set everything right, treat everyone fair.

Mark 16

The Resurrection

 9-11[After rising from the dead, Jesus appeared early on Sunday morning to Mary Magdalene, whom he had delivered from seven demons. She went to his former companions, now weeping and carrying on, and told them. When they heard her report that she had seen him alive and well, they didn't believe her.

 12-13Later he appeared, but in a different form, to two of them out walking in the countryside. They went back and told the rest, but they weren't believed either.

 14-16Still later, as the Eleven were eating supper, he appeared and took them to task most severely for their stubborn unbelief, refusing to believe those who had seen him raised up. Then he said, "Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God's good news to one and all. Whoever believes and is baptized is saved; whoever refuses to believe is damned.

 17-18"These are some of the signs that will accompany believers: They will throw out demons in my name, they will speak in new tongues, they will take snakes in their hands, they will drink poison and not be hurt, they will lay hands on the sick and make them well."

 19-20Then the Master Jesus, after briefing them, was taken up to heaven, and he sat down beside God in the place of honor. And the disciples went everywhere preaching, the Master working right with them, validating the Message with indisputable evidence.] [a]

We offer our prayers for:

The day, its tasks and opportunities 

The world and its needs

The mission of God


Lord this day guide me, inspire me and give me the strength to follow you