EChurch@Wartburg – 9.8.13

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg With Flower And Butterfly

Here Is Our Order of Worship

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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.


A Prayer of Confession by Peter Marshall link

Forgive us, Lord
for the things we have done that make us feel uncomfortable in Your presence.
All the front that we polish so carefully for men to see does not deceive You. 
For you know every thought that has left its shadow on our memory.
You have marked every motive that curdled something sweet within us.

We acknowledge–with bitterness and true repentance-
that cross and selfish thoughts have entered our minds;
we acknowledge that we have permitted our minds to wander through unclean and forbidden ways;
we have toyed with that which we knew was not for us;
we have desired that which we should not have.

We acknowledge that often we have deceived ourselves where our plain duty lay.

We confess before You that our ears are often deaf to the whisper of Thy call,
our eyes often blind to the signs of your guidance,
Make us willing to be changed, even though it requires surgery of the soul and the therapy of discipline.

Make our hearts warm and soft,
that we may receive now the blessing of Your forgiveness, the benediction of Your
"Depart in peace . . and sin no more."

Scripture Reading:  Hebrews 13:15 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.


Prayer of Patrick (c389-461) link

Our God, God of all men
God of heaven and earth, seas and rivers,
God of sun and moon, of all the stars, 
God of high mountain and lowly valley,
God over heaven, and in heaven, and under heaven.
He has a dwelling in heaven and earth and sea
and in all things that are in them.
He inspires all things, he quickens all things.
He is over all things, he supports all things.
He makes the light of the sun to shine,
He surrounds the moon and the stars,
He has made wells in the arid earth, 
Placed dry islands in the sea.
He has a Son co-eternal with himself…
And the Holy Spirit breathes in them;
Not separate are the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Benediction: St Theresa of Avila link

Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which to look out
Christ’s compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which He is to bless others now.


EChurch@Wartburg – 9.8.13 — 2 Comments

  1. Wade, I so appreciate your emphasis on praising God in all things, being thankful in all things, rather than for all things. Your verbal and expressional affect communicated as much as your words–I thank you.

    Rick (still working on my story)