Sunday, December 09, 2007

...read, mark, learn and inwardly digest...

A Prayer for the Second Sunday in Advent:
Blessed Lord, you have caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning, grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, so that, encouraged and supported by your holy Word, we may embrace and always hold fast the joyful hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
(BCP, Advent 2)

We'll be praying that prayer tomorrow at Church. But, secretly, I'm hoping, as a prayer, that it carries through for a lifetime.

Do you have any set prayers that you hold close to your heart? Perhaps from the Bible, or from a book of common prayer.

Justin.


PS I asked The Little Man tonight: "Why did Jesus die?" And he answered: "Um. Because the leaders didn't want Lazarus to be King."

Close, Boy, but no donut.

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Pic on Flickr by YanivG

5 comments:

Anthony Douglas said...

Not really an answer to the question, just thanks: you dropped the clincher in to the end of last night's sermon for me with the reminder about that prayer. Exactly what I was looking for!

SeaPea said...

how does one use the book of common prayers? it's kinda loopy to me (i have a copy). google?

mandy m said...

heya!

probably not exactly a set prayer because it wasn't written as a prayer, but it is 'set' because it's the words of scripture and it is fast becoming my prayer, so does that answer the question?? lol

nb. the brackets indicate my additional words making it a prayer ^-^

"(Lord) Even today when the proclamations of that old bankrupt government (of consumerism, independance, success, self-help etc for today) are read out they can't see through it. Only Christ can get rid of the veil so they can see for themselves that there's nothing there. (Do that please Jesus!!!!!!!!)

(from 2 Cor 3 MSG)

Nixter said...

Loving the images you have used in the last few posts, really good!

Megs said...

that lazarus!

love to you and Laurel and the Boy and the Girl!

Merry Christmas HO HO HO!