Scripture and Prayer on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Pastor David reads Ephesians 4:17-31 and offers a prayer from Martin Luther:

We give thanks to you, heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ your dear Son, that you have protected us through the night from all danger and harm; and we ask you to preserve and keep us, this day also, from all sin and evil; that in all our thoughts, words, and deeds, we may serve and please you. In your hands we commend our bodies and souls, and all that is ours. Let your holy angel guard us, that the wicked one may have no power over us.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Scripture and Prayer on Monday, January 18, 2021

Pastor David reads Philippians 4:8 and “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr.

This video is 50 minutes long. Please listen to (or read) the entire letter on this day commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. You can find the full text of the letter here:

https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, January 15, 2021

Scripture and Prayer on Friday, January 15, 2021

Pastor David reads Ephesians 3:1-13 and offers a prayer from the 16th century:

O Lord, the Scripture says, “There is a time for silence and a time for speech.”
Savior, teach me the silence of humility,
the silence of wisdom,
the silence of love,
the silence of perfection,
the silence that speaks without words,
the silence of faith.
Lord, teach me to silence my own heart that I may listen to the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit within me and be aware of your depths.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Scripture and Prayer on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Pastor David reads Ephesians 2:11-22 and offers a prayer from the Chapel of Unity in the Coventry Cathedral:

Father, we pray for your Church throughout the world, that it may share to the full in the work of your Son, revealing you to people and reconciling people to you and to one another; that we and all Christian people may learn to love one another as you have loved us, and your Church may more and more reflect the unity which is your will and your gift, in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Scripture and Prayer on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pastor David reads Ephesians 2:1-10 and offers a prayer from Thomas Ken:

O my God, may I always keep myself in your love, by praying in the Holy Spirit. As your infinite love is always streaming in blessings on me, so let my soul be always breathing love to you.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Scripture and Prayer on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Pastor David reads Ephesians 1:15-23 and offers a prayer from Desiderius Erasmus:

Lord Jesus Christ, you said that you are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Help us not to stray from you, for you are the Way;
nor to distrust you, for you are the Truth;
nor to rest on any other than you, as you are the Life.
You have taught us what to believe, what to do, what to hope, and where to take our rest.
Give us grace to follow you, the Way, to learn from you, the Truth, and live in you, the Life.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Scripture and Prayer on Monday, January 11, 2021

Pastor David reads Ephesians 1:1-14 and offers a prayer from the fifth century:

Bless all who worship you,
From the rising of the sun
Unto the going down of the same.
Of your goodness, give us;
With your love, inspire us;
By your spirit, guide us;
By your power, protect us;
In your mercy, receive us,
Now and always.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Monday, January 11, 2021

Worship Service on Sunday, January 10, 2021

You are invited to worship Jesus our King with us this Sunday morning! Our theme for this day is that Jesus died for sins, in accordance with the scriptures. Pastor David’s sermon is on that topic and is based on Mark 10:35-45. Join us!

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Sunday, January 10, 2021

Scripture and Prayer on Friday, January 8, 2021

Pastor David reads Revelation 2:8-17 and offers a prayer, a poem, from Winfred Ernest Garrison:

Thy sea, O God, so great,
My boat so small.
It cannot be that any happy fate
Will me befall
Save as Thy goodness opens paths for me
Through the consuming vastness of the sea.
Thy winds, O God, so strong,
So slight my sail.
How could I curb and bit them on the long
And saltry trail,
Unless Thy love were mightier than the wrath
Of all the tempests that beset my path?
Thy world, O God, so fierce,
And I so frail.
Yet, though its arrows threaten oft to pierce
My fragile mail,
Cities of refuge rise where dangers cease,
Sweet silences abound, and all is peace.

Posted by Mt. Haley Church of God on Friday, January 8, 2021