EChurch@Wartburg – 1.23.20: Wade Burleson: Without Love I Say Nothing

A Call to Worship link

God of Hope,
we come into your presence this morning
with confidence that you will meet us here.
Where there is sadness, bring joy;
Where there is tiredness, bring refreshment;
Where there is despair, bring a renewed sense of hope.
Let this place be a sanctuary,
a safe haven for us,
a home for holy words and songs and prayers
as we devote ourselves to you.
We pray this in Jesus’ name

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.

Scripture 13: 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains,
but do not have love, I am nothing.

If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,
but do not have love, I gain nothing. 

Benediction: 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.


EChurch@Wartburg – 1.23.20: Wade Burleson: Without Love I Say Nothing — 4 Comments

  1. the Benedictine prayer is one I think I will commit to memory. it encapsulates the real reasons I call myself a Christian, a prayer for the discernment to become more peaceful – not provocative. The world and the church were no less divided in his day than obtains here today. There is much yet to be accomplished – I will continue to seek peace and pursue it, and use this prayer often.