Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg
O God, Who are the unsearchable abyss of peace, the ineffable sea of love,
the fountain of blessings, and the bestower of affection,
Who sends peace to those that receive it;
open to us this day the sea of Your love,
and water us with the plenteous streams from the riches of Your grace.
Make us children of quietness, and heirs of peace.
Kindle in us the fire of Your love; sow in us Your fear;
strengthen our weakness by Your power;
bind us closely to You and to each other in one firm bond of unity;
for the sakd of Jesus Christ.
This is an oldie that is one of Dee’s favorites. It makes me tear up each time. He arose and the grave (yes, the grave) became a place of hope for all of us.
Bless all who worship You, from the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same.
Of Your goodness, give us; with Your love, inspire us,
by Your spirit guide us; by Your power, protect us;
in Your mercy receive us now and always.
Scripture applicable to the sermon.
Habbakuk 3:19 NIV
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to tread on the heights.
For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.
Alone with none but thee, my God,
I journey on my way.
What need I fear, when thou art near O king of night and day?
More safe am I within thy hand
Than if a host did round me stand.