Sunday, November 25, 2007

prayer for the week

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer


lorenzothellama said...

I think, for me, the best of all prayers is the line:

'clense the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit'.

I find my thoughts are so wayward that I need someone with a jolly strong scrubbing brush to come along and scrub them clean.

Us primitive English people love tea. We also love gin, beer, coffee, hot chocolate, green tea, herbal tea, water, fizzy water, wine, whisky, carrot juice, beetroot juice, cabbage juice and lucazade. We hate Coca Cola.


Ted M. Gossard said...

Lorenzo the Llama,
Me too, of course. Apart from the work of God in Jesus, my mind could go anywhere and everywhere- and it probably would. Now I either know better if I go there, or I have some place much better to go. So I either do it cause I want to, or because I know I need to. And God's grace underlies that.

As for the drinks, I like most anything, though haven't got into the hard stuff. I can drink Coca Cola on a hot summer day and enjoy it, but I'd much rather have a good beer or two on a day like that. Oh yes, I'm a coffee guy, though some tea is alright. And my wife Deb is big into juices: vegetable and fruit. I just don't get the water craze but do like to suck on ice cubes along with drinking my coffee, though that means more trips to the boy's room.

Martin Stickland said...

I'll second that TED! Mankind has not progressed much when we are killing each other.

Looks like lorenzybum is drunk again!

(only joking 'mad dogs and Englishwomen outside in the midday sun' and all that!

Have a good week Ted

Ted M. Gossard said...

We need good imports of your (LtL's etc) British humor over here. My wife's favorite program is "Keeping Up Appearances", though I like some of "Red Green" (Canadian). I do think that some good humor is a part of godliness, and we need a good, right measure of it in this sad world.

preacherman said...

This is such a wonderful prayer.
God bless.
Amen and Amen brother.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, Preacherman. I love the prayers in the "Book of Common Prayer".