Prayer

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Psalms 145:18

Weekly Prayer Life

Since you came into the world for all people, O Savior, therefore you came for me, for I am one of the people. Since you came into the world to save sinners, therefore you came to save me, for I am one of the sinners. Since you came to find those who are lost, therefore you came to find me, for I am one of the lost. O Lord, O my God and Creator! I should have come to you as a transgressor of your law…but I was so proud and so stubborn that you had to come to me. You had to come down to earth as a tiny baby, enduring poverty, discomfort and danger, in order to reach me. You had to walk dusty lanes, enduring insults and persecution, in order to reach me. You had to suffer and die on a cross, in order to reach me. Forgive me my stubborn pride that I have put you to such trouble and pain on my behalf…

 

“And your mercy will follow me all the days of my life”: so that, being preserved by your grace, I shall offer you thanksgiving, face to face, with your chosen ones, and shall sing, and praise, and glorify you, with the Eternal Father and the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.

 

Amen.

 

From Tychon of Zadonsk (1724 – 1783)

Please pray together with us this week for:

• Our worship time together this coming Sunday as we look at Mark 4:26-29 and study the meaning of our work.

 

• Pray for our church in this New Year season as we commit to encountering God daily in His Word and prayer and sharing the beauty of Jesus daily with others.

 

• Continue to steadfastly pray for the Godly peace and flourishing of our city.