EChurch@Wartburg – 9.16.18

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg

The TWW community would love to pray for you!

Please pray for those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence. Coastal communities in North and South Carolina have been devastated by battering winds and torrential rains from this slow-moving hurricane, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Inland communities are experiencing severe flooding as rain continues to fall and rush downstream toward the ocean. Twelve lives have been lost thus far.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Bern,_North_Carolina#/media/File:Neuse_River_Bridge.jpeg

Aerial View of New Bern, North Carolina

Here is our Order of Worship

A Prayer by William Barclay link
1907-1978 link

O God, you are our refuge
When we are exhausted by life’s efforts;
When we are bewildered by life’s problems;
When we are wounded by life’s sorrows:
We come for refuge to you.
O God, you are our strength.

When our tasks are beyond our powers;
When our temptations are too strong for us;
When duty calls for more than we have to give to it:
We come for strength to you.

O God, it is from you that all goodness comes
It is from you that our ideals come;
It is from you that there comes to us the spur of high desire and the restraint of conscience.
It is from you that there has come the strength to resist any temptation, and to do any good thing.

And now as we pray to you,
Help us to believe in your love,
so that we may be certain
that you will hear our prayer;

Help us to believe in your power,
so that we may be certain
that you are able to do for us
above all that we ask or think;

Help us to believe in your wisdom,
so that we may be certain
that you will answer,
not as our ignorance asks,
but as your perfect wisdom knows best.

All this we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

A Prayer of Dietrich Bonhoeffer link

O God, early in the morning I cry to you.
Help me to pray
And to concentrate my thoughts on you:
I cannot do this alone.
In me there is darkness,
But with you there is light;
I am lonely, but you do not leave me;
I am feeble in heart, but with you there is help;
I am restless, but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness, but with you there is patience;
I do not understand your ways,
But you know the way for me…
Restore me to liberty,
And enable me to live now
That I may answer before you and before me.
Lord, whatever this day may bring,
Your name be praised.
Amen

Scripture Reading: Habakkuk 1:12-17 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Are You not from everlasting,
O Lord, my God, my Holy One?
We will not die.
You, O Lord, have appointed them to judge;
And You, O Rock, have established them to correct.
Your eyes are too pure to [a]approve evil,
And You can not look on wickedness with favor.
Why do You look with favor
On those who deal treacherously?
Why are You silent when the wicked swallow up
Those more righteous than they? Why have You made men like the fish of the sea,
Like creeping things without a ruler over them?
The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook,
Drag them away with their net,
And gather them together in their fishing net.
Therefore they rejoice and are glad.
Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net
And [b]burn incense to their fishing net;
Because through these things their [c]catch is [d]large,
And their food is [e]plentiful.
Will they therefore empty their net
And continually slay nations without sparing?

The Lord’s Prayer

After this manner therefore pray ye:

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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.

Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 KJV

Phillippians 4:6-7 NASB (Bible Gateway)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Amen.


Comments

EChurch@Wartburg – 9.16.18 — 4 Comments

  1. drstevej,

    Thanks for paying such close attention to our blog.

    Expressing my gratitude in advance to our TWW community as they pray for the victims of Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Florence as well as the rescue workers, linemen, and volunteers who are putting their lives on the line.

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  2. Thank you for eChurch. Always meaningful. Prayers for the Carolinas. Prayers for the innocent Chantry children who deserve so much more than a criminal father and confused mother. May they find comfort in God’s faithful love for them.

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