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A Prayer of John Stott
The Complete Book of Christian Prayer #509
O Lord Jesus Christ
Who didst invite the heavy lade to come to thee,
And didst promise to give them rest and never to cast them out,
help us so to come to thee that we may find rest in thee,
and so to believe thy promise that we may know that thou hast received us,
for the glory of thy name,
who with the Father and the Holy Spirit art ever worthy to be trusted and adored.
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Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:11-12 (NASB Bible Gateway)
By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.
A Prayer by Thomas a Kempis (c.1380-1471)
The Complete Book of Christian Prayer #524
O God the Holy Ghost, most loving Comforter of the fainthearted,
I beseech thee ever to turn that which is evil in me to good
And that which is good into that which is better;
Turn my mourning into joy,
My wandering feet into the right path,
My ignorance into knowledge of thy truth,
My lukewarmness into zeal,
My fear into love,
All my material good into a spiritual gift,
All my earthly desires into heavenly,
All that is transient into that which lasts forever,
Everything human into that which is divine,
Everything created and finite into that sovereign and immeasurable good,
Which Thou Thyself art,
O my God and Saviour
(1) What changes about relationships when one begins to realize nobody can be responsible for anybody else's faith?
(2) Does your faith move God to act or is God acting and your faith is evidence of It?
(3) How can your faith in God be strengthened?
A Southern Gospel Hymn
Benediction: Church of England Book of Common Prayer 1928
The Complete Book of Christian Prayer #1174
Go forth into the world in peace;
Be of good courage;
Hold fast that which is good;
Render to no man evil for evil;
Strengthen the fainthearted;
Support the weak;
Help the afflicted;
Honour all men;
Love and serve the Lord,
Rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.
And the blessing of God almighty,
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost,
Be upon you,
And remain with you forever.
Thank you for spending your precious time worshipping the Lord.