Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here Is Our Order of Worship
A Prayer for the Oppressed
Almighty and most merciful God,
we remember before you
all poor and neglected persons
whom it would be easy for us to forget:
the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick,
and all who have none to care for them.
Help us to heal those
who are broken in body or spirit,
and to turn their sorrow into joy.
Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son,
who for our sake became poor,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Prayer for Peace
Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn
but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the
strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that
all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of
Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and
glory, now and for ever.
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 15:20 (NASB Bible Gateway)
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep.
A Special Prayer for the Abused from TWW
Today we remember those children
who have been abused by predators.
We especially remember those who have been abused in our churches
Which failed to be places of refuge.
Give these children your strength and healing.
May they know your love in the midst of pain.
We remember their parents
Give them your peace. Heal their broken hearts.
For those who have known and not cared,
We ask that you turn their hearts of stone
Into hearts of love, care and compassion.
We pray for repentance.
For those of us who know, and feel helpless,
Give us perseverance and courage.
In the name of our Lord who loved the children
O Lord, support us all the day long,
until the shadows
lengthen, and the evening comes,
and the busy world is
hushed, and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging,
and a holy rest,
and peace at the last.