“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14
Psalm 95:6-7a, Ephesians 1:3-6 (NRSV)
O come, let us worship and bow down,
let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture,
and the sheep of his hand.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
Sep 20-26, 2020
1. Pray for God’s forgiveness for the church for establishing rigid rules and protocols that exclude or unduly exalt individuals because of age, wealth, intelligence, health, position, gender, race, or position.
2. Pray that as Presbyterian congregations and as champions of life we will discern and call leaders that are humble before God and serve gratefully as his adopted children by the grace of Jesus Christ.