11.04.23 Church@Wartburg Alister McGrath: Why faith makes sense: Developing a Christian mind

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Orthodox Morning Prayer from the Elders of Optino link

Lord, grant that I may meet the coming day with spiritual tranquility.
Grant that in all things I may rely upon your holy will.
In each hour of the day, reveal your will to me.
Whatever news may reach me this day, teach me to accept it with a calm soul,
knowing that all is subject to your holy will.
Direct my thoughts and feelings in all my words and actions.
In all unexpected occurrences, do not let me forget that all is sent down by you.
Grant that I may deal firmly and wisely with every member of my family and all who are in my care,
neither embarrassing nor saddening anyone.
Give me the strength to bear the fatigue of the coming day with all that it shall bring.
Direct my will and teach me to pray,
to believe,
to hope,
to be patient,
to forgive
and to love.

Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila link

Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which to look out
Christ’s compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which He is to bless others now.

Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace ~ Prayer attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi link

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace
Where there is hatred, let me sow love
where there is injury, pardon
where there is doubt, faith
where there is despair, hope
where there is darkness, light
and where there is sadness, joy

O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
to be loved as to love
for it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

Benediction of St Francis of Assisi link

Now, wherever we are, and in every place, and at every hour,
throughout each time of each day, may all of us honestly and humbly believe,
holding in our hearts to love, honor, adore, serve, praise, bless, glorify, exalt, magnify,
and give thanks to the Most High and Eternal God, Trinity, and Unity.


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