03.18.23 EChurch@Wartburg: Facing the Canon with Alister McGrath

Morning Prayer: Book of Common Prayer

This is another day, O Lord.
I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be.
If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely.
If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly.
If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently.
And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly.
Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus.

Methodist Prayer Marie Bernarde Soubirous (1844-1879) link

Lord Jesus Christ, in the loneliness of our journey may we never feel abandoned,
and in the days of our affliction may we know your comfort.
In the hour of our despairing may our faith be strengthened,
our hope fortified, and our love purified; for your own name’s sake.

A Methodist prayer for the beginning of Lent.

Living God, we cry out for the renewal of life in your Church.
Cause your Church to become everything Jesus died and rose again to make her.
We appeal to your never-failing love.
Empower us to turn us from folly and toward the way of salvation.
Take us from dryness to a time of refreshing. Take us from ashes to fire.
And through a revived and Christ-focused Church,
may your glory dwell in our cities and throughout our land.
In Jesus we pray.

Benediction link

May the love of the Father,
the tenderness of the Son,
and the presence of the Spirit,
gladden your heart
and bring peace to your soul,
this day and all days,


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