“Now is the time for heartfelt and sincere prayers, not political and personal-agenda driven rhetoric. Now is the time for loving encouragement not condemning judgment. In light of the climate in our city, I stand with other pastors and leaders both black and white and our church unites with other churches that [demonstrate] the gospel of Jesus Christ in love and that [seek] the peace of our city.”
Month: September 2016
Morning Prayer: Fri, 30 Sep – Psalm 84:8-11; I Chronicles 16:27-29; 2 Corinthians 3:18 ~ reflected glory
May everything in this my being be directed to Thy glory and may I never despair. For I am under Thy hand, and in Thee is all power and goodness. – Dag Hammarskjold, Markings
Lord Jesus, when You walked the earth, Your humility obscured Your Kingship. Let my heart always imitate Your humility!
God replied to Moses, “I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.”
Help me to know that the secret of contentment lies in organizing the self in the direction of simplicity. And, unless You have another task for me, keep me vigilant in prayer.
Lord, show me the right seat, find me the fitting task, give me the willing heart… when duty calls.
Lord, show me the right seat; find me the fitting task; give me the willing heart.
26th Ordinary Sunday, 25 September: Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Psalm 146:7-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 ~ pursue righteousness
O God of justice, hear our cry and save us. Make us heed your word to the prophets; rouse us to the demand of the gospel and impel us to carry it out.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.