Scripture and Prayer on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 25:14-30 and offers a prayer from Thomas Ken:

Blessed be your name, Lord God, who has set before me life and death, and has invited me to choose life. Now, Lord God, I choose life, with all my heart. I choose you, my God, for you are my life.
Lord, make me completely holy, that all my spirit, soul, and body may be a temple for you. Live in me, and be my God, and I will be your servant.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Friday, July 10, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 24:15-31 and offers a prayer from Handley Moule:

The blessing of the Lord rest and remain upon all his people,
in every land and of every tongue;
the Lord meet in mercy all who seek him;
the Lord comfort all who suffer and mourn;
the Lord hasten his coming,
and give us his people peace by all means.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, July 3, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 24:1-14 and offers a prayer from Charles Wesley:

Come, Almighty, to deliver;
Let us all thy life receive.
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise thee without ceasing,
Glory in thy perfect love.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, July 3, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 23:27-39 and offers a prayer (a poem) from George Herbert:

Love bade me welcome: yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-ey’d Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lack’d any thing.

“A guest,” I answer’d, “worthy to be here”:
Love said, “You shall be he.”
“I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,
I cannot look on thee.”
Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,
“Who made the eyes but I?”

“Truth Lord, but I have marr’d them: let my shame
Go where it doth deserve.”
“And know you not,” says Love, “who bore the blame?”
“My dear, then I will serve.”
“You must sit down,” says Love, “and taste my meat”:
So I did sit and eat.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 23:13-26 and offers a prayer from Charles Gordon:

O Lord God, grant us always, whatever the world may say, to content ourselves with what you say, and to care only for your approval, which will outweigh all worlds; for Jesus Christ’s sake.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Monday, July 6, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 23:1-12 and offers a prayer from Christina Rossetti:

Eternal God, let this mind be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; that as he from his loftiness stooped to the death of the cross, so we in our lowliness may humble ourselves, believing, obeying, living, and dying, for his name’s sake.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Friday, July 3, 2020

Pastor David reads Numbers 23:27-24:25 and offers a prayer from Anselm:

Grant, Lord God, that we may cleave to you without parting,
worship you without wearying,
serve you without failing,
faithfully seek you,
happily find you,
and forever possess you,
the one only God,
blessed for all eternity.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Monday, June 29, 2020

Pastor David reads Numbers 22:1-21 and offers a prayer from Francis of Assisi:

God almighty, eternal, righteous, and merciful, may we poor sinners carry out your will and always do what pleases you. May we be so inwardly purified, enlightened, and alight with the fire of the Holy Spirit that we follow in the footsteps of your well-beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, June 29, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Friday, June 26, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 20:29-34 and offers a prayer from the Book of Hours:

God be in my head,
and in my understanding;
God be in my eyes,
and in my looking;
God be in my mouth,
and in my speaking;
God be in my heart,
and in my thinking;
God be at my end,
and in my departing.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, June 26, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 20:17-28 and offers a prayer from “Treasury of Devotion”:

Lord Jesus Christ, pattern of humility, who emptied yourself of your glory, and took on yourself the form of a servant, root out of us all pride of boasting in our hearts, that acknowledging that we are guilty sinners, we may willingly suffer contempt for your sake, and only glory in you. Not unto us, O Lord, but to your name be the praise, for your loving mercy and for your truth’s sake.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, June 25, 2020