Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-17, Matthew 1:1-17, Psalm 25
Writers: Mike Kresnik, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Tyler Anderson
Narrators: Charlotte Bertrand, Gary Nebeker, Bob Thune, Darby Whealy, Kevin Huddleston
Music: Dan Phelps and William Ryan Fitch
Production: Mike Kresnik, Bethany Gilbert
Sources: The Worship Sourcebook; The Valley of Vision; The Book of Common Prayer; + original contributions by the authors.
O Lord, God of my salvation, every day I call upon you, in the morning my prayer comes before you. Incline your ear to my cry! For my soul is full of troubles, and my strength fails. Renew me each morning with your steadfast love, that I may rejoice and be glad all my days.
CONFESSION OF SIN & PRAYER FOR GRACE
O Lord, I confess that my heart is restless. I have sought comfort and security in created things rather than in you, the Creator. I have suppressed the truth in unrighteousness and exchanged Your glory for lesser things. Forgive my sin, O God, and subdue my restless heart. By your Spirit, strengthen me today for greater obedience to you, greater delight in your goodness, greater trust in your promises. Amen.
OT READING: Isaiah 42:1-17
THE LORD’S PRAYER
NT READING: Matthew 1:1-17
PRAYER OF ADORATION
O God: I adore you for your faithfulness to your promises. Christ Jesus: I worship you, for you are the offspring of Abraham; the royal heir of David; the one in whom all of God’s promises find fulfillment.
PSALM READING: Psalm 25
PRAYER OF CONSECRATION
Almighty God: today I entrust my body and soul into your care. Turn to me and be gracious to me; consider my affliction and my troubles. Remind me every moment of your care and companionship. Teach me to return to you in my thoughts and prayers again and again throughout this day, and remind me that you use every circumstance to draw me closer to you. I commit myself to your watchful care, claiming Jesus Christ as my hope. Give me grace today to follow the road that you walked, and to your name be all the glory and praise, even to the end.
And now may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and always, until the day of Christ's return.