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

Scripture and Prayer on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 20:1-16 and offers a prayer from “Treasury of Devotion” by Thomas Carter:

O Lord Jesus Christ, who though you were rich became poor, grant that all our desire for and covetousness of earthly possessions may die in us, and that the desire of heavenly things may live and grow in us. Keep us from all idle and vain expenses that we may always have enough to give to those who are in need, and that we may not give grudgingly out of necessity, but cheerfully. Through your merits may we partake of the riches of your heavenly treasure.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 19:23-30 and offers a prayer from Thomas Bradwardine:

My God, I love you above all else, and you I desire as my final goal. Always and in all things, with my whole heart and strength, I seek you. If you do not give yourself to me, you give nothing; if I do not find you, I find nothing. Grant me, therefore, most loving God, that I may always love you for yourself above all things, and seek you in all things in the present life, so that finally I may find you and keep you forever in the world to come.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 18:10-20 and offers a prayer from William Laud:

Most gracious Father, we most humbly beseech you for your Holy Catholic [universal] Church. Fill it with all truth; in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purge it; where it is in error, direct it; where anything is amiss, reform it; where it is right, strengthen and confirm it; where it is in need, furnish it; where it is divided and torn apart, make up its breaches, O holy One of Israel.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 18:1-9 and offers a prayer from the Leonine Sacramentary:

O God, whio resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble: grant us the virtue of true humility, which your only-begotten Son himself gave us the perfect example; that we may never offend you by our pride, and be rejected by our self-assertion; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 17:22-27 and offers a prayer from the Liturgy of St. Dionysius:

O God of peace, good beyond all that is good, in whom is calmness and concord: Heal the dissensions which divide us from one another, and bring us to unity of love in you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Monday, June 15, 2020

Pastor David reads Matthew 17:14-20 and offers a prayer from Miles Coverdale:

O Savior Christ, who leads to eternal blessedness those who commit themselves to thee: grant that we, being weak, may not presume to trust in ourselves, but may always have thee before our eyes to follow as our guide; that thee, who alone knows the way, may lead us to our heavenly desires. To thee, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, be glory for ever.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, June 15, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Friday, June 12, 2020

Pastor David reads Galatians 5:25-6:10 and offers a prayer from John Cosin:

Give us true humility, a meek and a quiet spirit, a loving and a friendly, a holy and a useful conversation, bearing the burdens of our neighbors, denying ourselves, and studying to benefit others, and to please you in all things.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, June 12, 2020