Pastor David reads 2 Corinthians 1:12-22 and offers a prayer from Jeremy Taylor:
Guide me, O Lord, in all the changes and varieties of the world; that in all things that shall happen, I may have an evenness and tranquility of spirit; that my soul may be wholly resigned to thy divinest will and pleasure, never murmuring at thy gentle chastisements and fatherly correction.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Pastor David reads 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 and offers a prayer from Thomas Wilson:
We adore your goodness, Lord God, in making your will known to us in your holy Word. May this your Word be the rule of our will, of our desires, of our lives and actions. May we always sacrifice our will to yours, be pleased with all your choice for ourselves and others, and adore your providence in the government of the world.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, May 24, 2021
Pastor David reads Hebrews 7:18-28 and offers a prayer from Christina Rossetti:
O Lord Jesus, because, being surrounded with infirmities we often sin and have to ask pardon, help us to forgive as we would be forgiven; neither mentioning old offences committed against us, nor dwelling upon them in thought, nor being influenced by them in heart; but loving our brother or sister freely, as you freely loved us. For your name’s sake.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, May 20, 2021
Pastor David reads Hebrews 7:1-17 and offers a prayer from John Newton:
If asked, what of Jesus I think?
Though still my best thoughts are but poor,
I say, He’s my meat and my drink,
My life, and my strength, and my store;
My shepherd, my husband, my friend,
My Savior from sin and from thrall;
My hope from beginning to end,
My portion, my Lord, and my all.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Pastor David reads Hebrews 6:13-20 and offers a prayer from Lady Jane Grey:
Merciful God, be thou now unto me a strong tower of defense. Give me grace to await your leisure, and patiently to bear what you do unto me, nothing doubting or mistrusting your goodness towards me. Therefore do with me in all things as you will: Only arm me, I ask you, with your armor, that I may stand fast; above all things taking to me the shield of faith, praying always that I may refer myself wholly to your will, being assuredly persuaded that all you do cannot but be well. And unto you be all honor and glory.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Pastor David reads James 5:13-18 and offers a prayer from the Church Missionary Society:
O Lord Jesus Chrisdt, who went about doing good and healing all kinds of sickness: give strength, wisdom, and gentleness to all your ministering servants, our doctors, surgeons, and nurses; that, always bearing your presence with them, they may not only heal but bless, and shine as lamps of hope in the darkest hours of distress and fear; in the name of him who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Pastor David reads James 1:1-15 and offers a prayer from St. Augustine:
O God, by your mercy strengthen us who lie exposed to the rough storms of troubles and temptations. Helkp us against our own negligence and cowardice, and defend us from the treachery of our unfaithful hearts. Help us, we ask you, and bring us to your safe haven of peace and felicity.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, May 10, 2021