EChurch@Wartburg – 3.16.14

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg Abbey

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Here is Our Order of Worship

A Prayer by Susannah Wesley link

Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church, or closet,
nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that everywhere I am in thy presence.
So may my every word and action have a moral content.
May all the happenings of my life prove useful to me.
May all things instruct me and afford me an opportunity of exercising some virtue
and daily learning and growing toward thy likeness.

Prayer for Patience link

Heavenly Father,
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Your Word teaches me wisdom and fills me with newness of life.

As I come to you today, I bring my needs to you.
Help me to lay down all my problems at your feet.
Help me to lay down all my tangled thoughts and restless emotions.

Lord, I am seeking your peace and your patience.
I want to learn to wait patiently for you to bring your answers to my prayers.
I want to cooperate with your plans for me.
Thank you for assuring me that your plans for me are good.

As I wait on you, I will continue to turn to your Word for comfort and direction.
Your Word is solid and reliable.

Your Word steadies me. Your Word brings me truth. 
Your Word gives me strength. Your Word chases away my worry and my fears.
 Your Word refreshes me.
Thank you for your Word.

Scripture Reading:  Luke 1:39-42 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.  When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.  And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!"

Prayer by Alcuin of York (c. 730-804) link

Eternal Light, shine into our hearts;
Eternal Goodness, delivers us from evil;
Eternal Power, be our support;
Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance;
Eternal Pity, have mercy on us—
So that with all our heart and mind and soul and strength
We may seek your face,
And be brought by your infinite mercy into your holy presence
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Common prayer link

Lord, make it second nature for us to do what is right in your sight.
Make us more concerned with abiding by the tenets of your kingdom than by human law. 
May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: wherever he may send you;
may he guide you through the wilderness: protect you through the storm;
may he bring you home rejoicing: at the wonders he has shown you;
may he bring you home rejoicing : once again into our doors.


EChurch@Wartburg – 3.16.14 — 2 Comments

  1. The only way Elizabeth could know that Mary was carrying the Savior was by supernatural revelation. Scripture says she was filled with the Holy Spirit at that moment and the baby in her womb (John the Baptist) was filled with the Holy Spirit while still in the womb. It’s not at all unusual for strong movement in the womb at 6 mos., so I’m believing it was actually the first meeting of the forerunner with the One he was destined to announce. What an amazing passage of scripture. What a Savior!

    Thank you again for E-Church!