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July 29, 2013

Morning Prayer Tomorrow

by Rev. A. J. Iovine

Some people stare at me when I say that St. Matthew’s has a Morning Prayer worship service at 7:15am every Monday through Friday. They are rather weirded out wondering why any one would wake up before 7am and head to church to pray.

“Can’t I just read the Portals of Prayer at home?,” people sheepishly ask as I expound on the importance of spending time in the Word each morning.

Morning Prayer here at St. Matthew’s is not a long worship service. We read a Psalm, a section or an entire chapter from a book in the New Testament (we are currently reading through the Gospel of John, Chapter 8), pray the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’s Creed, a series of petitions, and close with Luther’s Morning Prayer. Spending this time in the Lord’s house provides me, at least, with a constant reminder of who I am to God and who He is to me. There is nothing better than starting my work day than with an ordered prayer life.

Tomorrow morning.


See you there.


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