Saturday, May 21, 2016

Before We Were Anything

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
Your Name, Lord, endures forever,
and your fame each age has known;
for the Lord acquits his people,
has compassion on his own.
 —Psalm 135:13-14
Suggested tune: Sussex (87.87)


SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.
—Romans 5:8 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Incomprehensible and unchangeable is the love of God. For it was not after we were reconciled to him by the blood of his Son that he began to love us, but he loved us before the foundation of the world, that with his only begotten Son we too might be children of God before we were anything at all.
 —Augustine of Hippo
TODAY'S PRAYER
Thou God of all grace, thou hast given me a Savior; produce in me a faith to live by him, to make him all my desire, all my hope, all my glory May I enter him as my refuge, build on him as my foundation, walk in him as my way, follow him as my guide, conform to him as my example, receive his instructions as my prophet, rely on his intercession as my high priest, obey him as my king...
 —The Valley of Vision
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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