11.23.2019: EChurch@Wartburg: Abe Wright-Apathy


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A Thanksgiving Prayer-—Samuel F. Pugh

Oh, God, when I have food
help me to remember the hungry;
when I have work, help me
to remember the jobless;
when I have a warm home,
help me to remember the homeless;
when I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer;
and remembering, help me
to destroy my complacency
and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough
to help, by word and deed,
those who cry out
for what we take for granted.
Amen

A Daily Thanksgiving Prayer – Debbie McDaniel

Dear God,
Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives,
thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us.
Thank you for your great love and care.
Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life.
Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough,
for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given.
Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh.
Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy.
We love you and we need you, this day and every day.
We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

A Pilgrim Prayer link

O Lord our God and heavenly Father, which of Thy unspeakable mercy towards us,
hast provided meate and drinke for the nourishment of our weake bodies.
Grant us peace to use them reverently, as from Thy hands, with thankful hearts:
let Thy blessing rest upon these Thy good creatures, to our comfort and sustentation:
and grant we humbly beseech Thee, good Lord,
that as we doe hunger and thirst for this food of our bodies,
so our soules may earnestly long after the food of eternal life,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour,
Amen.

The Nicene Creed link

WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

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A Thanksgiving Prayer from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank link

May the Lord bless you and keep you,
May He make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.

May the broad expanse of God’s love
and the abundance of His riches in glory,
shape your perspective on your own life and needs,
including those things which disappoint you.

May the eyes of your heart be open
to all the blessings which surround you;
may this awareness produce a harvest of generosity in your spirit.

May thankfulness rise up within you,
not just during this short season,
but day after day,
from the early morning until you retire for the night.

May your prayers reflect gratitude,
while also acknowledging the needs of others
whose situations are so drastically different.

May thoughts of Jesus fill your mind,
and hunger for God drive your soul,
and love for Lord guide your speech and your actions.

And finally, may the grace, peace, and love of the triune God,
protect, defend, and empower you
to run with perseverance the race marked out for you.
Amen.


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