Scripture and Prayer on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Pastor David reads Job 28 and offers a prayer from Jerome:

Lord, you have given us your Word for a light to shine upon our path;
grant us so to meditate on that Word, and to follow its teaching,
that we may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, September 17, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Pastor David reads Job 42:1-17 and offers a prayer from John Chrysostom:

I am not worthy, Lord and Master, that you should come under the roof of my soul. Nevertheless, since you desire, O lover of mankind, to dwell within me, I am bold to draw near. You invite me to open the door which you alone have made, that entering in there you may bring light into my darkened mind. I do believe that you will do this.
For you did not throw out the prostitute when she came with tears, neither did you reject the tax collector when he repented, nor did you reject the thief when he sought to enter your kingdom, nor did you reject the persecutor when he repented. But you treated all who came to you in penitence as your friends. You alone are to be blessed, now and for ever.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Pastor David reads Job 41:1-11 and offers a prayer from the Liturgy of St. James:

Let all mortal flesh keep silent, and with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly-minded, for with blessing in his hand,
Christ our God to earth descendeth, our full homage to demand.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Monday, September 14, 2020

Pastor David reads Job 40:1-24 and offers a prayer from George Wither:

Great, O LOrd, is your kingdom, your power, and your glory;
great also is your wisdom, your goodness, your justice, your mercy;
and for all these we bless you, and will magnify your name forever and ever.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, September 14, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Monday, August 31, 2020

Pastor David reads Job 12:1-6 and 13-25 and offers a prayer from Bede:

I ask you, good Jesus, that as you have graciously granted to me here on earth sweetly to partake of the words of your wisdom and knowledge, so you will vouchsafe that I may some time come to you, the fountain of all wisdom, and always appear before your face; who lives and reigns, world without end.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, August 31, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Friday, August 28, 2020

Pastor David reads Psalms 16 and 17 and offers a prayer from the Sarum Missal (1085):

In this hour of this day, fill us, O Lord, with your mercy, that rejoicing throughout the whole day, we may take delight in your praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, August 24, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Pastor David reads Psalm 18:1-20 and offers a prayer from John Calvin:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who from your tender love towards us sinners has given us your Son, that believing in him we may have everlasting life: Grant us your Holy Spirit, that we may continue steadfast in this faith to the end, and may come to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, August 24, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pastor David reads Psalm 119:1-24 and offers a prayer from Anne Steele:

Father of mercies, in thy word
What endless glory shines!
For ever be thy name adored
For these celestial lines.

O may these heavenly pages be
My ever dear delight,
And still new beauties may I see,
And still increasing light.

Divine instructor, gracious Lord,
Be thou forever near;
Teach me to love thy sacred word,
And view my Savior here.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, August 24, 2020

Scripture and Prayer on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Pastor David reads Psalms 6 and 7 and offers a prayer from the Gelasian Sacramentary:

O God, who is Peace everlasting, whose chosen reward is the gift of peace, and who has taught us that the peacemakers are your children, pour your sweet peace into our souls, that everything discordant may utterly vanish, and all that makes for peace be sweet to us forever.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, August 24, 2020