Tuesday, June 21, 2016

One in Christ

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
In your almighty strength, O Lord,
exalted be on high;
then we will sing with psalms of praise
your pow'r to glorify.
 —Psalm 21:13
Suggested tune: Amazing Grace (CM)


SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
—Galatians 3:28
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Humanity, then, is made by God, not when from one we are divided into many, but when from many we become one. The division is in the first birth, or that of the body; union comes by the second, which is immaterial and divine. This affords sufficient ground for our opinion, that the birth of the body should be ascribed to nature, and the second birth to the Supernal Majesty.
 —Augustine of Hippo (alt.)
TODAY'S PRAYER
O God, you have made of one blood all the peoples of the earth, and sent your blessed Son to preach peace to those who are far off and to those who are near: Grant that people everywhere may seek after you and find you, bring the nations into your fold, pour out your Spirit upon all flesh, and hasten the coming of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ...
 —BCP
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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