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Here is Our Order of Worship
A Moravian Prayer link
Creator of the heavens and earth, praise be to your holy name.
We pray that the gracious ways of heaven may be made real in the world that we inhabit.
We hunger for much more than food today, and we pray that you will satisfy us, and all who have need.
We are awed by your forgiving nature, and pray that you would inspire us to forgive each other in like manner.
While we know that you have created us to be holy,
we ask that you keep us from the temptation of living a life which would tarnish your image within us.
You have created a world that is holy, and your glory and power are displayed in many wonderful ways;
may we give thanks for your blessings all the days our lives, even as we live into eternity.
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26-33 (NASB Bible Gateway)
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. 30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
Prayer of St Richard link
Thanks be to you, our Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits which you have given us,
for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us.
Most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother,
may we know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly,
day by day.
A Prayer of Benedict link
Gracious and Holy Father,
Please give me:
intellect to understand you,
reason to discern you,
diligence to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
a spirit to know you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
ears to hear you,
eyes to to see you,
a tongue to proclaim you,
a way of life pleasing to you,
patience to wait for you
and perseverance to look for you.
Grant me a perfect end,
your holy presence,
a blessed resurrection
and life everlasting.