Welcome to Our Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our order of worship
A Morning Prayer from the First Century Syria link
O God, Who are the unsearchable abyss of peace, the ineffable sea of love,
the fountain of blessings, and the bestower of affection,
Who sends peace to those that receive it; open to us this day the sea of Your love,
and water us with the plenteous streams from the riches of Your grace.
Make us children of quietness, and heirs of peace. Kindle in us the fire of Your love;
sow in us Your fear; strengthen our weakness by Your power;
bind us closely to You and to each other in one firm bond of unity; for the sake of Jesus Christ.
A Prayer for Forgiveness by Clement of Rome-1st century link
You did make to appear the enduring fabric of the world by the works of Your hand;
You, Lord, did create the earth on which we dwell,
You, who are faithful in all generations, just in judgments, wonderful in strength and majesty,
with wisdom creating and with understanding fixing the things which were made,
who are good among them that are being saved and faithful among them whose trust is in You;
O merciful and Compassionate One, forgive us our iniquities and offenses and transgressions and trespasses.
Reckon not every sin of Your servants and handmaids, but You will purify us with the purification of Your truth;
and direct our steps that we may walk in holiness of heart
and do what is good and well-pleasing in Your sight and in the sight of our rulers.
Yes, Lord, make Your face to shine upon us for good in peace,
that we may be shielded by Your mighty hand and delivered from every sin by Your uplifted arm.
and deliver us from those who hate us wrongfully.
Give concord and peace to us and all who dewll upon the earth,
even as You gave to our fathers, when they called upon You in faith and truth,
submissive as we are to Your almighty and all-excellent Name.
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Note to our EChurch participants: Wade Burleson is out of town, so we will be featuring a sermon from his series on Hebrews that he delivered earlier this year.
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:8-10 (NASB Bible Gateway)
After saying above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have not desired, nor have You taken pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the Law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.” He takes away the first in order to establish the second. By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
A Prayer by William Barclay link
O God, our Father, we know that the issues of life and death are in your hands,
and we know that you are loving us with an everlasting love.
If it is your will, Grant to us to live in happiness and in peace.
In all our undertakings, Grant us prosperity and good success.
In all our friendships, Grant us to find our friends faithful and true.
In all bodily things, Make us fit and healthy, Able for the work of the day.
In all things of the mind, Make us calm and serene,Free from anxiety and worry.
In material things, Save us from poverty and from want.
In spiritual things, Save us from doubt and from distrust.
In our work, satisfaction; In our study, true wisdom;
In our pleasure, gladness; In our love, loyalty.
And if misfortune does come to us,
grant that any trial may only bring us closer to one another and closer to you;
and grant that nothing may shake our certainty that you work all things together for good,
and that a Father’s hand will never cause his child a needless tear.
Hear this our prayer; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Lord will keep you from all harm
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.