Opening Prayer: Almighty God, point me in the direction of the good works You have for me this week, and give me the strength to respond to Your guidance. Amen.
Read: Matthew 24:32-44
Prayer: for the church, for others, and for myself
Hymn: “I know That My Redeemer Lives”
I know that my Redeemer lives,
And ever prays for me;
A token of His love He gives,
A pledge of liberty.
I find Him lifting up my head;
He brings salvation near.
His presence makes me free indeed,
And He will soon appear.
He wills that I should holy be!
What can withstand His will?
The counsel of His grace in me
He surely shall fulfill.
Jesus, I hang upon Thy word;
I steadfastly believe
Thou wilt return and claim me, Lord,
Ant to Thyself receive.
Thy love I soon expect to find
In all its depth and height;
To comprehend the Eternal Mind,
And grasp the infinite.
The bliss of those that fully dwell,
Fully in Thee believe,
‘Tis more than angel tongues can tell,
Or angel minds conceive.
Closing Prayer: And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 5:10-11)