EChurch@Wartburg: 05/02/2020: Wade Burleson: Beyond All Things, Put on Love

LCMS 3 Year Series Prayers

Loving Shepherd, You loved the world enough to shed Your blood, a
nd You desire that all would be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.
Inspire and equip Your Church and her ministers to speak faithfully and boldly Your Word,
and bless all those who serve us on Your behalf.
Bless us especially when we are persecuted for the faith
or suffer for the sake of the good that honors You and is obedient to Your Word.
Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

LCMS 3 Year Series Prayer

Merciful Shepherd,
Your wounds are our healing and Your voice calls us to You in time of need.
Hear us on behalf of all those who suffer in body or mind,
who grieve those whom they love, and to whom death draws near.
We pray especially for those we name in our hearts.
Grant them healing according to Your will, grace to sustain them in the day of trouble,
and hope of the new and everlasting life to come.
Be with the unemployed and the distraught, and return them to health and livelihood.
Lord, in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

A prayer of St. Augustine of Hippo, 354-430

Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know Thee, And desire nothing save only Thee.
Let me hate myself and love Thee.
Let me do everything for the sake of Thee.
Let me humble myself and exalt Thee.
Let me think nothing except Thee.
Let me die to myself and live in Thee.
Let me accept whatever happens as from Thee.
Let me banish self and follow Thee, and ever desire to follow Thee.
Let me fly from myself and take refuge in Thee,
that I may deserve to be defended by Thee.
Let me fear for myself, let me fear Thee, and let me be among those who are chosen by Thee.
Let me distrust myself and put my trust in Thee.
Let me be willing to obey for the sake of Thee.
Let me cling to nothing save only to Thee, and let me be poor because of Thee.
Look upon me, that I may love Thee.
Call me that I may see Thee, And forever enjoy Thee.

Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17 NIV

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
since as members of one body you were called to peace.
And be thankful.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly
as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom
through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


A Scottish benediction

Life is short and we do not have much time
to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us.
So be quick to love, and make haste to be kind.
And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
be among you, and remain with you forever.


EChurch@Wartburg: 05/02/2020: Wade Burleson: Beyond All Things, Put on Love — 2 Comments

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    thank you, Wade