EChurch@Wartburg – 6.23.13

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Here Is Our Order of Worship

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Prayer of Benedict link

O gracious and holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive you,
diligence to seek you,
patience to wait for you,
eyes to behold you,
a heart to meditate upon you,
and a life to proclaim you;
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Amen

Prayer attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi link

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
where there is injury, pardon
where there is doubt, faith
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
and where there is sadness, joy

O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
to be loved as to love
for it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life
Amen

Scripture Reading:  Hebrews 13:1-3 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Let love of the brethren continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

A Celtic Prayer of God's Presence link

God to enfold me,
God to surround me,
God in my speaking,
God in my thinking.

God in my sleeping,
God in my waking,
God in my watching,
God in my hoping.

God in my life,
God in my lips,
God in my soul,
God in my heart.

God in my sufficing,
God in my slumber,
God in mine ever-living soul,
God in mine eternity.
Amen


 

5th Century Prayer link

โ€‹Be present, O Lord, to our pleas;
that as we trust that the Savior of all people is seated with You in Your Majesty,
so we may feel that, according to His promise,
He abides with us to the end of the world; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen
 

Comments

EChurch@Wartburg – 6.23.13 — 4 Comments

  1. Pastor Burleson,
    The story of the artesian spring on your grandmother’s property was charming and beautiful in and of itself. In my neck of the woods we used to enjoy a spring bubbling out of the granite on Palomar mountain. No public access anymore because it got abused by people who would litter, mar with graffiti, and have no respect at all. So sad.

  2. Thanks, Muff. The artesian spring makes a pretty good visual representation of God’s love for us. Someone pointed out that rocks that block the opening don’t prevent the artesian spring flowing from its source, but rather, prevent people from experiencing the blessings and benefits of the water. God’s love is not sometimes felt, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Appreciate the comment!