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Pastor David reads Ephesians 3:14-21 and offers an anonymous prayer:
Grant us, Lord, to know in weakness the strength of your incarnation;
in pain the triumph of your passion;
in poverty the riches of your Godhead;
in reproach the satisfaction of your sympathy;
in loneliness the comfort of your continual presence;
in difficulty the efficacy of your intercession;
in perplexity the guidance of your wisdom;
and by your glorious death and resurrection bring us at last to the joy of seeing you face to face.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Pastor David reads Ephesians 3:2-13 and offers a prayer from Hilary, a 4th century church leader:
Almighty God, bestow on us the meaning of words, the light of understanding, the nobility of diction, and the faith of the true nature. And grant that what we believe we may also speak.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, May 25, 2020
Pastor David reads Psalm 46 and offers a prayer from Christina Rossetti:
Lord, you are life, though I be dead;
Love’s fire you are, however cold I may be;
Nor heaven have I, nor place to lay my head,
nor home, but thee.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, May 22, 2020
On this Ascension Day, Pastor David reads Daniel 7:9-14 and offers a prayer from the Leonine Sacramentary (a 7th century collection of Christian religious services):
Almighty and merciful God, into whose gracious presence we ascend, not by the frailty of the flesh but by the activity of the soul: Make us always by your inspiration to seek after the courts of the heavenly city, where our Savior Christ has ascended, and by your mercy confidently to enter them, both now and hereafter; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Pastor David reads Ephesians 1:1-10 and offers a prayer from Basil the Great:
O Lord our God, teach us to ask aright for the right blessings. Guide the vessel of our life towards yourself, the tranquil haven of all storm-tossed souls. Show us the course we should take. Renew a willing spirit within us. Let your Spirit curb our wayward senses and guide and enable us to what is our true good, to keep your laws and in all our deeds always to rejoice in your glorious and gladdening presence. For yours is the glory and praise of all your saints for ever and ever.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Pastor David reads 1 Timothy 2:1-6 and offers a prayer from the Knights of the Garter:
O God, almighty Father, King of kings and Lord of lords, grant that the hearts and minds of all who go out as leaders before us, the statesmen, the judges, the people of learning and the people of wealth, may be so filled with the love of your laws and of that which is righteous and life-giving, that they may be worthy stewards of your good and perfect gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Pastor David reads Colossians 1:8-14 and offers a prayer from Thomas Fuller:
Lord, teach me the art of patience while I am well, and enable me to use of it when I am sick. In that day either lighten my burden or strengthen my back. Make me, who so often in my health have discovered my weakness in presuming on my own strength, to be strong in my sickness when I solely rely on your assistance.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, May 18, 2020
Join us for worship this Sunday morning! The theme of our gathering this week is “living in the love of God.”
Deann Smith is our prelude musician. You’ll hear the voices of LeAnn Hadley, Tara Aukerman, and Pastor David as we sing together. Ann Owen and Isabella Krolikowski will read scripture for us, as well. Pastor David’s sermon on Acts 17:22-31 is entitled “The God Who is Known.”
Keep the faith! Grow in the love of Christ! Show the fruit of the Spirit in your life!
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Sunday, May 17, 2020