A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Monday, September 27, 2021

Sermon Afterthoughts for 09.26.2021

James 5:13-20 & Mark 9:38-50

Daily Devotions (Session 271) Habakkuk 1-3 and (Session 272) Zephaniah 1-3

Habakkuk 1-3

Scriptures and Prayer for Monday in the Nineteenth Week after Pentecost

Psalter: Psalm 140

Old Testament: Esther 4:1-17

Epistle: 1 Peter 1:3-9
O God, our guide and help in alien and contentious places: as Esther prayed faithfully and worked courageously for the deliverance of your people, strengthen us to confront the oppressor and free the oppressed, so that all people may know the justice and unity of your realm. Amen.

Praying Like Elijah

James 5:13-20



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Scriptures and Prayer for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Psalter: Psalm 124 or Psalm 19:7-14

Epistle: James 5:13-20

Gospel: Mark 9:38-50
Lord God, friend of those in need, your Son Jesus has untied our burdens and healed our spirits. We lift up the prayers of our hearts for those still burdened, those seeking healing, those in need within the church and the world. Amen.

Daily Devotions (Session 270) Nahum 1-3

Nahum 1-3

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Scriptures and Prayer for Saturday in the Eighteenth Week after Pentecost

Psalter: Psalm 124

Old Testament: Esther 3:1-15

Redeeming Sustainer, visit your people and pour out your strength and courage upon us, that we may hurry to make you welcome not only in our concern for others, but by serving them generously and faithfully in your name. Amen.

Daily Devotions (Session 269) Micah 1-7

Micah 1-7