Friday, August 3

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, in wisdom you have created us and all things. Provide our daily needs and grant us grace and strength to fulfill the ministry to which we have been called. We offer our prayers in the name and spirit of Christ. Amen.

Read: Psalm 105

Read: Colossians 1:1-14

Journal: What does it mean to be called a child of God? How does it change how I view myself? How does it effect my decision making?

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself.

Hymn: “One Holy Church of God Appears”
One holy Church of God appears
Through every age and race,
Unwasted by the lapse of years,
Unchanged by changing place.

From oldest time, or farthest shores,
Beneath the pine or palm,
One unseen Presence she adores,
With silence, or with psalm.

The truth is her prophetic gift,
The soul, her sacred page;
And feet on mercy’s errand swift
Do make her pilgrimage.

O living Church, thine errand speed;
Fulfill thy task sublime;
With bread of life’s hunger feed;
Redeem the evil time! Amen

Closing Prayer: Today walk in the power and presence of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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