Prayer & Praise

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  1. Duane Arnold says:

    From the Service of Nine Lessons With Carols: The Bidding Prayer

    Beloved in Christ, be it this Christmastide our care and delight to hear again the message of the angels, and in heart and mind to go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, and the Babe lying in a manger.

    Therefore let us read and mark in Holy Scripture the tale of the loving purposes of God from the first days of our disobedience unto the glorious Redemption brought us by this Holy Child.

    But first, let us pray for the needs of the whole world; for peace on earth and goodwill among all his people; for unity and brotherhood within the Church he came to build, and especially in this city.

    And because this of all things would rejoice his heart, let us remember, in his name, the poor and helpless, the cold, the hungry, and the oppressed; the sick and them that mourn, the lonely and the unloved, the aged and the little children; all those who know not the Lord Jesus, or who love him not, or who by sin have grieved his heart of love.

    Lastly, let us remember before God all those who rejoice with us, but upon another shore, and in a greater light, that multitude which no man can number, whose hope was in the Word made flesh, and with whom in the Lord Jesus we are for ever one.

    These prayers and praises let us humbly offer up to the Throne of Heaven, in the words which Christ himself hath taught us:

    Our Father,
    which art in heaven,
    hallowed be thy name;
    thy kingdom come;
    thy will be done;
    in earth as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our trespasses,
    as we forgive them that trespass against us.
    And lead us not into temptation;
    but deliver us from evil;
    for thine is the kingdom,
    the power and the glory,
    for ever and ever. Amen.

    A Blessed Christmas to Michael and to all at the Phoenix Preacher…

  2. Jean says:

    Thank you and amen, Duane!

  3. JD says:

    Let us remember in prayer the victims of the current typhoon in the Southern Philippines and Southeast Asia.

  4. Paige says:

    Amen. Beautiful prayer…and also beautiful devotion, Duane. Thank you.
    God bless us, every one.
    Merry Christmas Eve to all….

  5. John 20:29 says:

    Stir up Your power, Lord and come among us, indeed – turn our hearts and minds to focus on Your revealed supply of Truth… Lord, gazing at our navels has not been very productive. Lift up our heads to search for You in Your Word and in all the places and people who show You to us

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