Sunday, October 09, 2016

This Great Light Stands Steadfast

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
To satisfy and cheer our souls
thy early mercy send,
that we may all our days to come
in joy and comfort spend.
 —Psalm 90:14
Suggested tune: Crimond (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
—Romans 8:38-39
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The distance of a star is measured by the apparent change in its position, as seen from different points of the earth’s surface or orbit. But this great Light stands steadfast in our heaven, nor moves a hair’s-breadth, nor pours a feebler ray on us, whether we look up to it from the midsummer day of busy life, or from the midwinter of death. These opposites are parted by a distance to which the millions of miles of the world’s path among the stars are but a point, and yet the love of God streams down on them alike.
—Alexander Maclaren
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
I move here and there, O God, and yet you remain steadfast. My love is fickle, yours is true. Thank you, that you are there for me, no matter where I wander...
 
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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