Pastor David reads Jeremiah 20:7-11 and offers this prayer for Maundy Thursday:
Lord Jesus Christ, who when you were able to institute your holy sacrament at the Last Supper, did wash the feet of the apostles, and teach us by your example the grace of humility: cleanse us, we ask you, from all stain of sin, that we may be worthy partakers of your holy mysteries; who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, April 1, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 17:5-10, 14-17 and offers a prayer from the Mozarabic Psalter:
O Lord God of our salvation, to whom no sickness is incurable, we pray that in your compassion you will drive away from your servants, who look for your heavenly medicine, all illness; show forth in them the might of your healing power, and make them whole both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ oru Lord.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 15:10-21 and offers a prayer from Benjamin Tucker Tanner:
To Thee, oh Lord, we make our plea
That human sorrows Thou wouldst see,
And human grief; and human tears
That flow throughout the life-long years.
Awake, O Lord, and speak the word,
Awake, assert Thyself as Lord,
And let the pain of head and heart
At thy dear coming, Lord, depart.
Awake and let thy people know
That from them Thou wilt never go;
And let the world be put to shame –
If, Lord, it reverence not thy name.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 12:1-17 and offers a prayer from John Henry Newman:
My dear Lord, though I am so very weak that I have not strength to ask you for suffering as a gift, at least I will beg from you grace to meet suffering well when you in your love and wisdom bring it on me. Let me bear pain, reproach, disappointment, slander, anxiety, suspense, and you want me to, O my Jesus, and as you by your own suffering have taught me, when it comes.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, March 29, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 29:1, 4-13 and offers a prayer from Columba:
Alone with none but thee, my God,
I journey on my way.
What need I fear, when thou art near,
O king of night and day?
More safe am I within thy hand
Than if a host did round me stand.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, March 26, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 26:1-16 and offers a prayer from Treasury of Devotion:
O innocent Jesus, who with wonderful submission was for our sakes condemned to die: Grant that we may bear in mind that our sins were the false-witnesses; our blasphemies, backbitings, and evil speakings were the cause of your accepting with gladness the sentence of the impious judge. O may this thought touch our hearts and make us hate those sins which caused your death.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 25:8-17 and offers a prayer from Horatius Bonar:
Thy way, not mine, O Lord,
However dark it be:
Lead me by thine own hand,
Choose out the path for me.
The kingdom that I seek
Is thine: so let the way
That leads to it be thine,
Else I must surely stray.
Take thou my cup, and it
With joy or sorrow fill,
As best to thee may seem;
Choose thou my good and ill.
Not mine, not mine the choice
In things great or small;
Be thou my guide, my strength,
My wisdom and my all.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 24:1-10 and offers a prayer from Thomas a Kempis:
O Lord Jesus, for as much as your life was despised by the world, grant us so to imitate you, even though the world despises us, that with your image always before our eyes, we may learn that only the servants of the cross can find the way of genuine happiness and true light. Hear us and save us, Lord Jesus.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, March 22, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 22:13-23 and offers a prayer from Thomas Aquinas:
Make me, O my God,
humble without pretense,
cheerful without levity,
serious without dejection,
grave without moroseness,
active without frivolity,
truthful without duplicity,
fearful of thee without despair,
trustful of thee without presumption,
chaste without depravity,
able to correct my neighbor without angry feeling,
and by word and example to edify him without pride,
obedient without gainsaying,
patient without murmuring.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, March 18, 2021
Pastor David reads Jeremiah 18:1-11 and offers a prayer from the Syrian Rite:
O God, the Father of our Savior Jesus Christ, whose name is great, whose nature is blissful, whose goodness is inexhaustible, God and Ruler of all things, who are blessed forever; before whom stand thousands and thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand, the hosts of angels and archangels:
Sanctify, O Lord, our souls and bodies and spirits, search our consciences, and cast out from us every evil thought, every base desire, all envy and pride, all wrath and anger, and all that is contrary to your holy will. And grant us, O Lord, Love of men and women, with a pure heart and contrite soul to call on thee, our holy God and Father who art in heaven.
Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, March 17, 2021