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
Pastor David reads Philippians 4:8 and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr.
This video is 50 minutes long. Please listen to (or read) the entire letter on this day commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. You can find the full text of the letter here:
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, January 15, 2021
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Sunday, January 17, 2021
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Pastor David reads Ephesians 3:1-13 and offers a prayer from the 16th century:
O Lord, the Scripture says, “There is a time for silence and a time for speech.”
Savior, teach me the silence of humility,
the silence of wisdom,
the silence of love,
the silence of perfection,
the silence that speaks without words,
the silence of faith.
Lord, teach me to silence my own heart that I may listen to the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit within me and be aware of your depths.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, January 14, 2021