Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here Is Our Order of Worship
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Thomas Aquinas(1225-1274) Classic Prayers link
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.”
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 13:4 (NASB Bible Gateway)
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
A Reflection on Prayer
C.S. Lewis Perfect Love link
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.
A.W. Tozer Classic Prayer
A.W. Tozer Prayers and Creeds link
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.