Opening Prayer: Lord of life and love, help us to worship thee in the holiness of beauty, that some beauty of holiness may appear in us. Quiet our souls in thy presence with the stillness of wise trust. Life us above dark moods, and the shadow of sin, that we may find thy will for our lives; though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Read: Mark 1:1-3:19
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.
Hymn: “As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams”
As the hart for cooling streams,
When heated in the chase,
So longs my soul, O God for thee
And thy refreshing grace.
For thee, my God, the living God,
My thirsty soul doth pine;
O when shall I behold thy face,
Thou Majesty divine!
I sigh to think of happier days,
When thou, O Lord, wast nigh;
When every heart was turned to praise,
And none more blest than I.
Why restless, why cast down, my soul?
Hope still, and thou shalt sing
The praise of him who is thy God,
Thy Savior, and thy King. Amen
Closing Prayer: May God be your source of peace and power all day long. Amen.
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