Pastor David reads John 1:43-51 and offers a prayer from Anselm:
Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you;
You are gentle with us as a mother with her children.
Often you weep over our sins and our pride;
Tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgment.
You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds;
In sickness you nurse us,
And with pure milk you feed us.
Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life;
By your anguish and labor we come forth in joy.
Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness;
Through your gentleness we find comfort in fear.
Your warmth gives life to the dead;
Your touch makes sinners righteous.
Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us;
In your love and tenderness, remake us.
In your compassion, bring grace and forgiveness;
For the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.
Posted by Mt. Haley C