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Here Is Our Order of Worship
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Prayer by John Wesley link
Most great and glorious Lord God,
accept my imperfect repentance,
and send your Spirit of adoption into my heart,
that I may again be owned by you, call you Father,
and share in the blessings of your children.
O Lord, take full possession of my heart,
raise there your throne,
and command there as you do in heaven.
Being created by you, let me live for you;
being created for you, let me always act for your glory;
being redeemed by you, let me give to you what is yours;
and let my spirit cling to you alone, for your name's sake.
Deliver me, Lord God, from a slothful mind,
from all lukewarmness,
and all dejection of spirit.
I know these cannot but deaden my love for you;
mercifully free my heart from them,
and give me a lively, zealous, active and cheerful spirit;
that I may vigorously perform whatever you command,
thankfully suffer whatever you choose for me,
and always be ardent to obey in all things your holy love.
O Lord, let us not live to be useless, for Christ's sake.
You are never tired, O Lord, of doing us good;
let us never be weary of doing you service.
But as you have pleasure in the well being of your servants,
let us take pleasure in the service of our Lord,
and abound in your work and in your love and praise evermore.
Forgive them all, O Lord:
our sins of omission and our sins of commission;
the sins of our youth and the sins of our riper years;
the sins of our souls and the sins of our bodies;
our secret and our more open sins;
our sins of ignorance and surprise,
and our more deliberate and presumptuous sins;
the sins we have done to please ourselves,
and the sins we have done to please others;
the sins we know and remember,
and the sins we have forgotten;
the sins we have striven to hide from others
and the sins by which we have offended others;
forgive them, O Lord, forgive them all for his sake,
who died for our sins and rose for our justification,
and now stands at your right hand to make intercession for us,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A Prayer by John Chrysostom (347–407AD) – early church father link
who has given us the privilege of making our common requests to You,
and has promised through Your well-beloved Son
that when two or three are gathered together in his name
You will be in the midst of them:
Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of Your servants as may be best for us;
granting us in this world a knowledge of Your truth,
and life everlasting in the world to come.
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:12-13 (NASB Bible Gateway)
Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
A Prayer of Basil (c. 330–379) link
O Lord, our God, teach us, we pray, to ask rightly for the right blessings.
Steer the vessel of our soul toward your heart,
the tranquil Haven of all storm-tossed souls.
Show us the way we should go.
Renew a willing spirit within us.
Let your Spirit curb our wayward senses,
and guide us to that which is our true good,
to keep your laws,
and in all our works to rejoice in your glorious and gladdening presence.
For yours is the glory and praise from all saints forever and ever.
Benediction by Susanna Wesley (1669–1742)
Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church
or closet nor exercised only in prayer and meditation,
but that everywhere I am in your presence.
So may my every word and action have a moral content.