EChurch@Wartburg: Wade Burleson: Love Bears All Things

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Prayer of Augustine (354-430) link

Look upon us, O Lord, and let all the darkness of our souls vanish before the beams of thy brightness.
Fill us with holy love, and open to us the treasures of thy wisdom.
All our desire is known unto thee, therefore perfect what thou hast begun, and what thy Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer.
We seek thy face, turn thy face unto us and show us thy glory. Then shall our longing be satisfied, and our peace shall be perfect.
Amen

Prayer of Jerome (342-420) link

Lord, thou hast given us thy Word for a light to shine upon our path;
grant us so to meditate on that Word, and to follow its teaching,
that we may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

Prayer of Anselm (1033-1109) link

Lord, because you have made me, I owe you the whole of my love; because you have redeemed me,
I owe you the whole of myself; because you have promised so much, I owe you my whole being.
Moreover, I owe you as much more love than myself as you are greater than I, for whom you gave yourself and to whom you promised yourself.
I pray you, Lord, make me taste by love what I taste by knowledge; let me know by love what I know by understanding.
I owe you more than my whole self, but I have no more, and by myself I cannot render the whole of it to you.
Draw me to you, Lord, in the fullness of your love. I am wholly yours by creation; make me all yours, too, in love.
Amen

Nicene Creed link

We believe in one God, the Father, the almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is,Β seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,

begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy universal (some say catholic with a little *c*) and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Traditional Gaelic blessing link

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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EChurch@Wartburg: Wade Burleson: Love Bears All Things — 2 Comments

  1. A feast of the ancients – and among them, Anselm, possibly alone in his prosaic philosophy to make God seem logical. And opening with a prayer by the church’s first systematic theologian is like starting with dessert. He was writing 350 years after Christ’s resurrection – think of what our country was that long ago. Sobering.