Wednesday, September 19

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, you who created me and called me to relationship with yourself, pour out your Holy Spirit on me today so that I may be a wise steward of these precious gifts. In the name and spirit of Christ. Amen.

Read: Psalm 3

Read: James 3:13-18

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

Hymn: “Draw Thou My Soul, O Christ”
Draw thou my soul, O Christ,
Closer to thine;
Breathe into every wish
Thy will divine!
Raise my low self above,
Won by thy deathless love;
Ever, O Christ, though mine
Let thy life shine.

Lead forth my soul, O Christ,
One with thine own,
Joyful to follow thee
Though paths unknown!
In thee my strength renew;
Give me my work to do!
Though me thy truth be shown,
Thy love made known.

Not for myself alone
May my prayer be;
Lift thou thy world, O Christ,
Closer to thee!
Cleanse it from guilt and wrong;
Teach it salvation’s song,
Till earth, as heaven, fulfill
God’s holy will. Amen.

Closing Prayer: Go forth now as God’s servant. Remember God’s presence often and draw strength from the knowledge that the One who calls and sends also sustains. Amen.

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