Pastor David reads Matthew 5:21-26 and offers a prayer from Thomas a Kempis:
I offer up to you my prayers and intercessions, for those especially who have in any way hurt, grieved, or found fault with me, or who have done me any harm or displeasure.
For all those also whom, at any time, I have annoyed, troubled, burdened, and scandalized, by words or deeds, knowingly or in ignorance: that you would grant us all equally pardon for our sins, and for our offences against each other.
Take away from our hearts, O Lord, all suspiciousness, indignation, anger, and contention, and whatever may harm charity, and lessen brotherly love. Have mercy, O Lord, have mercy on those who crave for your mercy, give grace to those who stand in need of your grace, and make us such that we may be worthy to receive your grace, and go forward to life eternal.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, May 7, 2020