23 Apr 2006

Lord, Open My Lips … Early Morning Praise

Author: Bobby Valentine | Filed under: Kingdom, Ministry, Mission, Prayer, Spiritual Disciplines, Worship

“He sets his heart to rise early to seek the Lord who made him, and petition the Most High; he dawnopens his mouth in prayer and asks pardon for his sins.” (Sirach 39.5)

Lord, Open My Lips . . . Early Morning Praise

The first prayer of “Matins” is a great way to start the day. The first prayer is a petition and reveals a desperate urge to praise the Lord . . . something we all need to cultivate. It also reveals the spiritual truth that with out divine aid we can never worship as he desire . . .

Domine, labia mea aperies . . .

Lord, open my lips
And my mouth will shout out your praise.

God, come to my help!
Lord, hurry to me!

Glory to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!
As it was in the beginning, it is now and will be forever.

Alleluia, Praise the Lord.”

A little praise can go a long way to making the day look much different.

What a way to begin the Lord’s Day.

Bobby Valentine
Milwaukee, WI

One Response to “Lord, Open My Lips … Early Morning Praise”

  1. CFOURMAY Says:

    I like that prayer. Our bible class yesterday morning was about prayers of praise. Praise is something easily forgotten in our prayers that needs to be there and that prayer is a good prayer for praise.

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