Day 175 | 10 September 2020
COVID-19 Update: as of 9-9-20 at 4:30PM there were 534 cases in the county with 172 in battalion 3 and 285 in battalion 1.
“From the fullness of his love, we have all received one blessing after another. That is what grace means. Let us worship God!”
“Our Father keep our minds and hearts directed toward you. We would center upon your love and grace, which stagger our minds and prompt our greatest appreciation. May our time with you be true and real, that when we end this day, we may have some of your goodness within us. In Christ our Lord. Amen.”
“Grant us a home in this day and in this prayer. Shelter us with your goodness, the kindness of each other, the earnestness of our hope to know you more. Alleviate our anguish and grant us your peace. Amen.”
An Affirmation of Faith: A Longing for the Spirit
(Psalm 104:30; 143:10; Zechariah 4:6; Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 5:18-20)
“We believe God's word to the psalmist, that when God sends forth his spirit, all creation is created; and the face of the ground is renewed.
We ask God to teach us to do his will, for he is our God, and to let his good spirit lead us on a level path.
We believe the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: "Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts."
We affirm God's word from Paul, that "the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
We yearn to be filled with the Spirit, believing that as we sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among ourselves, and as we sing and make melody to the Lord in our hearts, that we should give thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
A Morning Prayer based on Psalm 5
“Give ear to my words, O God. Listen to the sound of my soul. In the morning you hear my voice. In the morning I plead my case to you and wait. Through the abundance of your love, you bid us enter your house. We bow our heads in awe of you. Lead us, O Lord, in your righteousness, for you are not a God who delights in wickedness. The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful. On account of such enemies make your way plain before us. Let all who take refuge in you rejoice. Cause us ever to sing for joy in your presence. Spread your protection over us, so that those who love you may exult in you. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. Amen.”
A Blessing: “And now, may we follow God's path of love and faithfulness that we may know his grace, mercy and peace forever. Amen.”
Quotation: “Faith is not something to grasp; it is a state to grow into.”-Mohandas Gandhi
Today: Continue prayers for the opening of schools – administrators, staff, children.
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Rev. Douglas Knopp, Pastor Emeritus