*Wade heard Dinesh D’Souza’s story dealing with his commitment to the faith and asked him to speak.
This is not a political sermon/statement. Please see it in that light.
This is a church service, not a debate. I found his presentation quite interesting.
For Light to Follow You (440AD) link
direct our steps this day into the way of peace,
and strengthen our hearts to obey your commandments.
May the Dayspring visit us from on high and give light
to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
that they may adore you for your mercy,
follow you for your truth, desire you for your sweetness,
for you are the blessed Lord God of Israel, now and forever.
For Faithful and Prepared Lives-—Thomas à Kempis
Who can tell what a day may bring forth?
Cause us, therefore, gracious God, to live every day as if it were to be our last,
for that we know not but it may be such.
Cause us to live so at present as we shall wish we had done when we come to die.
O grant that we may not die with any guilt upon our consciences, or any known sin unrepented of,
but that we may be found in Christ, who is our only Saviour and Redeemer.
O Holy Spirit, Comforter,
with the Father and the Son
you live as one God.
Descend to our hearts this day,
that while you make intercession for us,
we may call on our Father with full confidence;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Psalm 1 NIV link
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
Benediction-—Francis of Assisi
Now to that God, who has suffered so much for us, who at one giving has conferred on us so many good things,
and will yet confer so many more, to this God let every creature who is in heaven or upon the earth,
in the sea or in the depth of the abyss, render praise, glory, honour and blessing.
He is himself our virtue and our strength. He alone is good, lofty, almighty, admirable, and glorious;
the only holy, worthy of praise and blessed through ages of ages.