Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A morning prayer

In Your Name, O crucified Lord Jesus Christ, I, a poor, miserable sinner, have now arisen.  On the sacred cross, You, the innocent and holy Lamb of sacrifice, did endure for me the most painful death and did redeem me with Your crimson blood from all my sins, from death, Satan and hell.  Govern my heart by Your Holy Spirit, refresh it with the heavenly dew of Your grace, keep me this day in Your divine love, and hide me, body and soul, in Your holy wounds; cleanse me from all my sins, preserve me in all good works, and guide me out of this vale of tears into Your eternal joy and glory, O most faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, my only Comfort, Hope and Life.  Amen.

From "Daily Bread" devotional