Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sometimes a Space of Blue

Sometimes a space of blue
Breaks through a troubled sky,
Speaking of hope and heaven.

Sometimes a lark or wren
Sings in a dirty slum,
Proving that all's not lost.

Small as these mercies are,
They must not be despised.
Gently is life renewed.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.
(Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV)

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Grace and Peace

Grace and peace
Come as twins
Fresh and sweet
Come within
As we meet
(Praise from lips)
At Christ's feet

To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

(Romans 1:7 ESV)

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Prayer Before Worship, #1

Father of the faithful,
Thank you for our faith.
Thank you, Lord, for open eyes,
Re-made hearts, pardoned souls,
Opened ears to hear your word.
We have earned no speck of our forgiveness.
Yet we labor for the prize,
For the crown just up ahead,
Custom-made for each
According to our works.
Give us holy zeal today--
A passion, Lord, to serve you well,
A love for serving people,
A joy in speaking holy truth,
An awe in knowing that you work through us.

We are yours. Do as you will.