EChurch@Wartburg – 8.3.14

Welcome to a Gathering of EChurch@Wartburg in the Sky

Here is our Order of Worship

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever.

A Lutheran prayer for all who face death link

Almighty God, Your Son promised that the gates of hell and death would never prevail against His Church.
In the face of death, give us this confidence that those who belong to Jesus,
who have fed on His body and blood, the very medicine of immortality,
will not be abandoned to the grave but will be raised bodily on the day of His return.
Keep us steadfast in the faith until that day.
Give comfort to [_____________ and all] those who mourn the death of loved ones,
that they might grieve in the certain hope of the resurrection.
Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

Luke 3:21-22 (NASB Bible Gateway)

Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”

Prayer for Being a Light to the Nations link

Lord God, Ruler of all,
you have called us from among the peoples and nations of the world to be your own.
We praise you for the love that you have shown us by setting us apart for your service.
By your Spirit, help us to live as people who are in but not of the world,
that we may be light to the nations and bring you glory and honor,
in the name of Jesus Christ.

A Prayer by Thomas Merton link

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end, nor do I really know myself.
And the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this, You will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore, I will trust you always, though I may seem to be lost in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

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