Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
Here is our Order of Worship
A Prayer of Augustine link
God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down;
when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies gray and threatening;
when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely,
and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, we beseech Thee;
turn our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music;
give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age;
and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life
to Thy honor and glory.
The Lord's Prayer with something special
After you pray, click on the link at the end.
It will take you to an audio of the Lord's Prayer said in the original Aramaic with a Galilean transliteration.
(From the Anglican Book of Common Prayer 1662)
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Audio: Galilean transliteration of the Lord's Prayer
Luke 3:7-14 (NASB Bible Gateway)
So he began saying to the crowds who were going out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits in keeping with repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father,’ for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”
And the crowds were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?” And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.” And some tax collectors also came to be baptized, and they said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Collect no more than what you have been ordered to.” Some soldiers were questioning him, saying, “And what about us, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages.”
A Prayer by William Bright (1824-1904) link
Most loving Father,
Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties
And grant that no clouds of this mortal life
May hide from us the light of that love which is immortal
And which you have manifested unto us in your Son
Jesus Christ our Lord
A Prayer of Irenaeus (130-202 AD) link
O Lamb of God, who takest away the sin of the world, look upon us and have mercy upon us;
thou who art thyself both victim and Priest, thyself both Reward and Redeemer,
keep safe from all evil those whom thou hast redeemed,
O Savior of the world.