Pastor David reads Isaiah 49:13-23 and offers a prayer from Paul C. Stratman:
Lord of the nations,
God in whom we trust,
you alone are holy,
and the source of every blessing.
In trouble and turmoil,
be our peace.
In our hearts and minds
give us the peace that surpasses understanding.
In our mouths
put words of peace,
and make us peacemakers
that we may be called your children.
Let the truth of your Word
govern and guide us
when we are inclined
to be like Pontius Pilate
and say, “What is truth?”
When we are unsure of all things,
draw us to you,
our faithful God,
steadfast in love,
our rock, refuge and fortress.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, January 28, 2021
Pastor David reads Isaiah 49:1-12 and offers a prayer from Teresa of Avila:
Let nothing disturb you.
Let nothing upset you.
God alone is unchanging.
With patience all things are possible.
Whoever has God lacks nothing.
God alone is enough.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Pastor David reads Isaiah 48:12-22 and offers a prayer from Benjamin Jenks:
O Lord, renew our spirits and draw our hearts to yourself, that our work may not be to us a burden but a delight. Let us not serve you with the spirit of bondage like slaves, but with freedom and gladness, delighting in you and rejoicing in your work, for Jesus Christ’s sake.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Pastor David reads Isaiah 48:1-11 and offers a prayer from William of St. Thierry:
Lord, I am a countryman coming from my country to yours. Teach me the laws of your country, its way of life, and its spirit, so that I may feel at home there.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, January 25, 2021
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Sunday, January 24, 2021
Pastor David reads Ephesians 6 and offers an evening prayer from John Cosin:
Preserve me, Lord, while I am waking, and defend me while I am sleeping, that my soul may continually watch for you, and both body and soul may rest in your peace forever.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, January 22, 2021
Pastor David reads Ephesians 5:15-33 and offers a prayer from John Hunter:
Make us always eager, Lord, to share the good things that we have. Grant us such a measure of your Spirit that we may find more joy in giving than in getting. Make us ready to give cherfully without grudging, secretly without praise, and in sincerity without looking for gratitude, for Jesus Christ’s sake.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, January 21, 2021
Pastor David reads Ephesians 5:1-14 and offers a prayer from the Gelasian Sacramentary:
We ask you, O Lord, in your loving-kindness, to pour your holy light into our souls; that we may always be devoted to you, by whose wisdom we were created, and by whose providence we are governed; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Pastor David reads Ephesians 4:17-31 and offers a prayer from Martin Luther:
We give thanks to you, heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected us through the night from all danger and harm; and we ask you to preserve and keep us, this day also, from all sin and evil; that in all our thoughts, words, and deeds, we may serve and please you. In your hands we commend our bodies and souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angel guard us, that the wicked one may have no power over us.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, January 19, 2021