Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our order of worship
O most merciful Lord, grant me Your grace, that it may be with me, and labor with me, and persevere with me even to the end.
Grant that I may always desire and will that which is most acceptable and most dear to You.
Let Your will be mine, and my will ever follow Yours, and agree perfectly with it.
Grant to me, above all things that can be desired, to rest in You, and in You to have my heart at peace.
You are the true peace of the heart, You are its only rest; outside of You all things are hard and restless.
In this very peace, that is, in You, the one Chiefest Eternal Good, I will sleep and rest. Amen.”
Thomas Aquinas(1225-1274) Classic Prayers link
A Reflection on Prayer
Master they say that when I seem
To be in speech with you,
Since you make no replies, it’s all a dream
One talker aping two.
The are half right, but not as they imagine;
Seek in myself the things I meant to say,
And lo! The well’s are dry.
Then, seeing me empty, you forsake
The listener’s role, and through
My dead lips breathe and into utterance wake
The thoughts I never knew.
And thus you neither need reply
Nor can; thus while we seem
Two talking, thou art One forever, and I
No dreamer, but thy dream.
– C.S. Lewis Perfect Love Link
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Scripture Reading: Luke 24:1-12 (Bible Gateway)
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and as the women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles. But these words appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.
A.W. Tozer Classic Prayer
O God, I have tasted Your goodness, and it has both satisfied me and mad me thirsty for more.
I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want You;
I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Your glory, I pray, that so I may know You indeed.
Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.’
Then give me grace to rise and follow You up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.
In Jesus name. Amen
A.W. Tozer Prayers and Creeds link
Thank you for spending your precious time worshipping the Lord.