The Lord's Prayer
Contemporary English Version
Our Father in heaven,help us to honor your name.Come and set up your kingdom,so that everyone on earth will obey you,as you are obeyed in heaven.Give us our food for today.Forgive us for doing wrong,as we forgive others.Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Lord, we come before you as a people who know we deserve judgment, but desiring instead to love and be loved. Forgive our failure to love others and our failure to understand the character of your love, so we may rest secure in you and help others come to know your great love for them. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Strengthen me, O Lord, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, and give me grace to be spiritually strong and to rid my soul of all unimportant business of the world and of the flesh that I may not be led by shifting desires for what the world promises. Grant that I may see all things of the world as they truly are—transitory and short abiding. Let me see myself in the same light. For nothing under the sun shall last forever. And wise is the one who feels and understands this to be true. Therefore Lord, give me true heavenly wisdom that I may learn to seek you and to find you, and above all things to love you, and to see all else according to your wisdom and never otherwise. Amen.
Thomas a Kempis, 15th century
Adapted from The Imitation of Christ
Lord, save us from discouragement, disappointment, and desperation. May your Holy Spirit increase our gifts so that your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
THE PRAYER CHAIN
Part of the on-going care ministry of our congregation, it is a prayer chain composed of members who are devoted to being in prayer for special needs and times in our community life. The email notification system also helps keep the congregation informed of those in need of our prayers.
All are welcome to spend some quiet time in prayer and meditation in our prayer garden. It's located along the Vanderveer side of our facility in the shade of our pecan trees.
MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST
Held each Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. Join us at the Crazy Gal's Café for fellowship and prayer. Crazy Gal's is locate on Hwy 29, just west of Hwy 281.