Thursday Morning Prayer
LORD, Almighty God, Father of Light, with whom is no change of darkness and light, from whom all good and perfect gifts do come, we pray to You now for Your great gift of faith. Increase in us from day to day by Your Holy Spirit a true and lively faith in You and Your Son Jesus Christ; that we may live worthily to Your good pleasure, be fruitful in all good works, and grow in patience and forbearance, goodness and happiness.
Give us strength according to the riches of Your glory, that we may be strengthened with might in the inner man, and that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith. O God, since no man knows the Son but the Father, and none can know the Father save the Son and he to whom the Son will reveal Him; draw us now, we pray, to Your Son, that He may lead us to You. Give us to know Your salvation, even the forgiveness of our sins. Since You have kindled a spark of faith and trust in our hearts, and have begun a good work within us, we pray for You to perfect it to the end, that we may become richer in all experience and wisdom, that we may be found pure and without offense in the day of the Lord, filled with the fruits of righteousness to Your glory.
Preserve what You have wrought in us, that we may show ourselves good soldiers of Christ, may keep our consciences blameless, and not suffer shipwreck in the time of trial and temptation. Suffer us not to be led astray by the many errors, divisions, and wrong opinions in the world. Guard us from superstition and all false worship, nor let us fall into doubt and unbelief. And give us Your grace, that the faith You have inspired be no dead inactive thing, but a living and mighty energy that shows itself in works of love, and shall bring us at last to the end of all faith, even the eternal blessedness of our souls; for Christ’s sake. Amen (Habermann 15 16-1590)