Thursday, April 03, 2008

Into Peace

Makeesha's teaching: March 30

The best choice:
Into peace, following Jesus in exile

Opening prayer

PRAYER OF APPROACH (United Church of Canada)

We have come together, O God, to be clothed with power from on
high. Meet us here with truth we can wear with confidence and with
joy we can share with sincerity. Awaken us, by the power of your
Holy Spirit, to life in all its fullness here and now and grant us
courage and strength and love as we praise you for all your
goodness. Be with us as we lift up our hands, our hearts, and our
voices, and prepare us for everlasting life with Christ Jesus --
in whose name we worship. Amen.

Psalm 16
Protect me, LORD God!
I run to you for safety, and I have said, "Only you are my Lord! Every good thing I have is a gift from you."
Your people are wonderful, and they make me happy, but worshipers of other gods will have much sorrow. I refuse to offer sacrifices of blood to those gods or worship in their name.
You, LORD, are all I want! You are my choice, and you keep me safe.
You make my life pleasant, and my future is bright.
I praise you, LORD,for being my guide. Even in the darkest night, your teachings fill my mind. I will always look to you, as you stand beside me and protect me from fear.
With all my heart, I will celebrate, and I can safely rest. I am your chosen one. You won't leave me in the grave or let my body decay. You have shown me the path to life, and you make me glad by being near to me. Sitting at your right side, I will always be joyful.

John 20:19-31
1 Pe 1:3-9

be still and let Jesus speak these words to your heart:

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you,
not as the world gives do I give to you,
Do not let your heart be troubled, neither be afraid.
Believe in God, believe also in me.
(silent moment)
Father water these seeds in our heart, the words of Jesus, by Your Spirit,

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