Pastor David reads Mark 7:1-23 and offers a prayer from Thomas Traherne:
Let the remembrance of all the glory wherein I was created make me more serious and humble, more deep and penitent, more pure and holy before you.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, July 29, 2021
Pastor David reads Mark 6:47-56 and offers a prayer from Lancelot Andrewes:
Glory be to you, O Lord,
for that you did create not only the visible light,
but the light invisible,
that which may be known of God, the law written in the heart;
give us a mind to perceive this light in
the oracles of prophets,
the melody of psalms,
the prudence of proverbs,
the experience of histories,
and the life and love of our Lord Jesus Christ,
for his sake.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Pastor David reads Mark 6:30-46 and offers a prayer from Thomas Wilson:
Heavenly Father, who knows what we need, give us the necessities and comforts of this life with your blessing; but above all, give us the bread which nourishes us for eternal life. Lord God, who gives everyone life and breath and all things, give us grace to be generous to those in need, from what you have given us, which is more than our daily bread.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Pastor David reads Mark 6:14-29 and offers a prayer from William Bright:
O Lord, grant all who contend for the faith, never to injure it by clamor and impatience; but, speaking your precious truth in love, so to present it that it may be loved, and that people may see in it your goodness and beauty.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, July 26, 2021
Pastor David reads Mark 5:1-20 and offers a prayer from Thomas Arnold:
O Lord, give your blessing, we pray, to our daily work, that we may do it in faith and heartily, as to the Lord and not to people.
All our powers of body and mind are yours, and we devote them to your service. Sanctify them, and the work in which we are engaged; and, Lord, so bless our efforts that they may bring forth in us the fruits of true wisdom.
Teach us to seek after truth and enable us to gain it; and grant that while we know earthly things, we may know you, and be known by you, through and in your Son Jesus Christ.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, July 22, 2021
Pastor David reads Mark 4:35-41 and offers a prayer from Charles Wesley:
Jesus, lover of my soul, let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters rolls, while the tempest still is high.
Hide me, O my Savior, hide, till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide; O receive my soul at last.
Other refuge have I none, hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, ah! leave me not alone, still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed, all my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head with the shadow of Thy wing.
Wilt Thou not regard my call? Wilt Thou not accept my prayer?
Lo! I sink, I faint, I fall – Lo! on Thee I cast my care;
Reach me out Thy gracious hand! While I of Thy strength receive,
Hoping against hope I stand, dying, and behold, I live.
Thou, O Christ, art all I want, more than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, heal the sick, and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy Name, I am all unrighteousness;
False and full of sin I am; Thou art full of truth and grace.
Plenteous grace with Thee is found, grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound; make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art, freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart; rise to all eternity.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Pastor David reads Mark 4:21-34 and offers a prayer from Kate Wilkinson:
May the mind of Christ my Savior
Live in me from day to day,
By his love and power controlling
All I do and say.
May the word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through his power.
May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing,
This is victory.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Pastor David reads Mark 4:1-20 and offers a prayer from Gertrude of Thuringen:
O Love, O God almighty, in your love confirm me.
O Love most wise, give me wisdom in the love of you.
O Love most sweet, give me sweetness in the taste of you.
O Love most dear, grant that I may live only for you.
O Love most faithful, in all my tribulations comfort and succour me.
O Love who is always with me, work all my works in me.
O Love most victorious, grant that I may persevere to the end in you.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, July 19, 2021