Pastor David reads Matthew 7:24-29 and offers a prayer from Ludovicus Vives:
O Lord, the Author and Persuader of peace, love, and goodwill, soften our hard and steely hearts, warm our frozen and icy hearts, that we may wish well to one another, and may be the true disciples of Jesus Christ. And give us grace even now to begin to show that heavenly life, where there is no hatred, but peace and love everywhere, towards one another.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, September 30, 2021
Pastor David reads Matthew 7:13-23 and offers a prayer from Thomas Aquinas:
Grant me, I ask you, almighty and merciful God, fervently to desire, wisely to search out, truly to acknowledge, and perfectly to fulfill, all that is well-pleasing to you. Order my worldly condition to the honor and glory of your name; and of all that you require me to do, grant me the knowledge, the desire, and the ability, that I may so fulfill it as I ought, and as is expedient for the welfare of my soul.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Pastor David reads Matthew 7:1-12 and offers a prayer from Edward Pusey:
O God, fountain of love, pour your love into our souls, that we may love those whom you love with the love you give us, and think and speak about them tenderly, meekly, lovingly; and so loving our brothers and sisters for your sake, we may grow in your love, and live in love and living in love may live in you; for Jesus Christ’s sake.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Pastor David reads 2 Kings 17:24-41 and offers a prayer from William Kethe:
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice;
Him serve with mirth, his praise forth tell;
Come ye before him, and rejoice.
The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;
Without our aid he did us make;
We are his folk, he doth us feed,
And for his sheep he doth us take.
Oh enter then his gates with praise,
Approach with joy his courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless his name always,
For it is seemly so to do.
For why, the Lord our God is good;
His mercy is forever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, September 27, 2021
Pastor David reads 2 Kings 9:1-16 and offers a prayer from Samuel Johnson:
Make me remember, O God, that every day is your gift and ought to be used according to your command, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, September 23, 2021
Pastor David reads 2 Kings 6:1-23 and offers a prayer from John Greenleaf Whittier:
Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways!
Reclothe us in our rightful mind; in purer lives thy service find, in deeper reverence, praise.
In simple trust like theirs who heard beside the Syrian sea
The gracious calling of the Lord, let us, like them, without a word, rise up and follow thee.
O sabbath rest by Galilee! O calm of hills above!
Where Jesus knelt to share with thee the silence of eternity interpreted by love.
Drop thy still dews of quietness ’til all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress, and let our ordered lives confess the beauty of thy peace.
Breathe through the heat of our desire thy coolness and thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire; speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire, O still, small voice of calm.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Pastor David reads 2 Kings 5:19-27 and offers a prayer from Alcuin:
O God, who by your almighty word enlightens everyone who comes into the world, enlighten, we pray, the hearts of your servants, by the glory of your grace, that we may always think such things as are worthy and pleasing to your Majesty and love you with a perfect heart, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Pastor David reads 2 Kings 5:1-19 and offers a prayer over a Christian hospital by Thomas Ken:
O God, make the door of this house wide enough to receive all who need human love and fellowship, and a heavenly Father’s care; and narrow enough to shut out all envy, pride, and hate. Make its threshold smooth enough to be no stumbling-block to children, nor to straying feet, but rugged enough to turn back the tempter’s power: make it a gateway to your eternal kingdom.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, September 20, 2021
Pastor David reads 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 and offers a prayer from John Calvin:
O Lord, you are our Father, and we are only clay from the earth. You are our Creator, and we are the work of your hands. You are our Shepherd, we are your flock. You are our Redeemer, we are your people whom you have bought. You are our God, we are your heritage.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, September 16, 2021